5 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

5 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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5 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
— 2 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 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows. Keep things going the next day: trek along Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday 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 August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation 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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
RocketBoat
RocketBoat

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