13 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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13 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Beringer Vineyards). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sonoma Coast State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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