10 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
End: San Francisco

2
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 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online visit 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. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

7
nights
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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip 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 May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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