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.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, get curious at Exploratorium, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker site .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, 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 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

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 flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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