19 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

19 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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19 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

15
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia (in Burlingame) and Tall Trees Grove (in Redwood National Park). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Tall Trees Grove, Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder .

You can 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. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect cooler with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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