8 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 5 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 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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.
Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, kick back and relax at China Beach, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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