10 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
San Francisco

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 19th (Tue), trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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