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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Old Sacramento. Fort Ross State Historic Park and Filoli will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & California State Railroad Museum), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Pride Mountain Vineyards). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, admire nature's extreme beauty at Salt Point State Park, and kick back and relax at Manresa State Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Sacramento, Jenner, Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, California
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Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

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 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Pothole Dome, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then trek along Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, get great views at Valley View, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip 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 August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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