24 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

24 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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24 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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


2
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.
You've now added Glacier Point to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

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San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

21
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Drakes Estero. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Tomales Bay State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery). Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Calistoga, Inverness, St. Helena, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Safari West ©
Safari West

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