33 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

33 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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33 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 30 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and then play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow Pool.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trip

Rainbow Pool
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Rainbow Pool ©
Rainbow Pool
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

30
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Bodega Dunes and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Attractions like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Cosumnes River Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more), Santa Rosa (Safari West, Harvest Moon Winery, & more) and Healdsburg (Davis Family Vineyards, C.Donatiello Winery, & more). Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Geyserville, St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Bolinas
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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