13 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Three Rivers Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Three Rivers Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Three Rivers
— 8 nights

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then stroll through Half Dome. On your second day here, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, then make a trip to Washburn Point, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Three Rivers

— 8 nights
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (General Sherman Tree, Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, &more) and Sequoia National Park (in Visalia). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, contemplate the long history of The Presidente tree, stop by A1 Totem Market and Gifts, and stroll around Slick Rock Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Three Rivers route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Three Rivers by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Three Rivers, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 51°F.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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