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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Safari West and Cable Car Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Santa Cruz Wharf (in Santa Cruz). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, trek along Lands End, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Safari West, Goat Rock Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then trek along Four Mile Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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