18 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

18 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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18 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

14
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip site .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Wine Tours & Tastings, Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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 26th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall. On your second day here, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get great views at Tunnel View, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

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