25 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

25 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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25 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

21
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Jordan Vineyard & Winery), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Far Niente Winery (in Oakville). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and take a stroll through Union Square.

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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 July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, Far Niente Winery
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Tunnel View, then snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can 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. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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