12 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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12 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visiting Twin Peaks and Sonoma Coast State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

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If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Patrick Amiot, Marin Headlands, Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through North Dome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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