23 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

23 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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23 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
— 20 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 19th (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary 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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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