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: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  17​h
End: New York City

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Lincoln Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Step out of San Francisco to go to St. Helena and see V. Sattui, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary maker.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Olmsted Point. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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