5 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

5 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

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5 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
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 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Boston in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 8th (Fri), trek along Stevens Trail, then stop by The Chefs' Olive Mix, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Capitol Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Sacramento sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Park ©
Capitol Park
California State Railroad Museum ©
The Chefs' Olive Mix ©
The Chefs' Olive Mix

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