14 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

14 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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14 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Twin Peaks and Marshall’s Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Sculptured Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sculptured Beach, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Paradise Beach Park, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
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 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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 August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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