5 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

5 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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5 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  6​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: San Bernardino

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 (Thu): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

San Bernardino to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Traveling from San Bernardino in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Hearst Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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