32 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

32 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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32 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

28
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Marshall’s Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas), Mill Valley (Steep Ravine Environmental Campground & Muir Woods National Monument) and Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach & Martin Griffin Preserve). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. Dedicate the 12th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Baker Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Side Trips

Pacifica, Mill Valley, Santa Cruz, Moss Beach, California
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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 Taft Point as well as Nevada Falls Loop. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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