14 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

14 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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14 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
— 11 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): trek along Wawona Meadow, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planning tool .

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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