10 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Washington DC

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco vacation maker app .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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