14 days in San Diego, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

14 days in San Diego, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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14 days in San Diego, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Take a break from the city and head to San Diego Zoo and Mission Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip site .

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Diego. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Vernal Fall. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and hike along Lembert Dome.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and stroll around Lincoln Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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