17 days in Miami, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

17 days in Miami, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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17 days in Miami, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Miami
1
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Miami

5
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Appreciate the collections at South Beach and Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Family-friendly places like Haulover Beach Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Miami Beach), Norton Museum of Art (in West Palm Beach) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at 12th Street Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Secret Woods Nature Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick Catholic Church, and go for a stroll along the water at Miami Beach Marina.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Miami. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Secret Woods Nature Center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Fort Funston National Park and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and de Young Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Neptune Society Columbarium, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

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 (Sat), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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