26 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

26 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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26 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

22
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Sonoma Coast State Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Point Reyes National Seashore (Sculptured Beach & Limantour Beach), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco planning tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moss Beach, Calistoga, Aptos, Point Reyes National Seashore, Bodega Bay
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 18th (Wed), hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Washburn Point.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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