16 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

12
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Exploratorium, and stroll around Crissy Field.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip planner .

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument, Safari West, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove as well as El Capitan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Mariposa Grove and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary 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 October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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