11 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Castello di Amorosa. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Safari West) and Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cosumnes River Preserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marin Headlands, Cosumnes River Preserve
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Safari West ©
Safari West
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Mono County Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Rainbow Pool and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are much colder (-8°C). On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Rainbow Pool, Mono County Museum
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Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Mono County Museum ©
Mono County Museum
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

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