22 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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22 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Pescadero (Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach & Bean Hollow State Beach). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadero, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

9
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.
Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Lembert Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Ubehebe Crater ©
Ubehebe Crater

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