16 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Seattle Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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16 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Drakes Estero. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. March in San Francisco sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West, Shark Fin Cove, Drakes Estero
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

7
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.
Attractions like Mono Lake County Park and June Mountain make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing 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 subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

June Mountain, Mono Lake County Park
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olympic Peninsula and Point Defiance Park. Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Pike Place Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Volunteer Park, stop by Chukar Cherries, and stroll through Kerry Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Olympic Peninsula, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Bloedel Reserve, Point Defiance Park
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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