16 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 13 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hunt for treasures at El Portal Market and then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

13
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (Old Sacramento Waterfront & California State Railroad Museum), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). Dedicate the 17th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Johnson's Beach, stroll through Drakes Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento, Guerneville, Waddell Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings

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