21 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Monterey
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey website.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Yosemite National Park — 8 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. On the 3rd (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 4th (Mon), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Monterey — 6 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to LJB Farms (in San Martin) and Big Sur (Partington Cove & Pfeiffer State Beach). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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