11 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

11 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy and Taft Point. There's still lots to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planning website.

Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 65°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, walk around Crissy Field, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then hike along Partington Cove.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature