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: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Square. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Union Square, and identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Marin Headlands, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then don't miss a visit to Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route planning website .

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 subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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