46 days in San Diego & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

46 days in San Diego & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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46 days in San Diego & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 42 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Diego

42
nights
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windansea Beach and Coronado Beach. Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Encinitas (Moonlight State Beach, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, & more), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine). Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 9th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Mission Bay Park, immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, and stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. In September, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Laguna Beach, Temecula, Newport Beach, Borrego Springs
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then get great views at Valley View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get great views at Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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