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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and then stroll through Lembert Dome.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 82°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and Exploratorium. Let the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Gregorio State Beach, do a tasting at V. Sattui, enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Head, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sacramento, Drakes Beach, V. Sattui Winery, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©

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