52 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

52 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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52 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

48
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monterey Bay and Castello di Amorosa. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sonoma (Wine Tours & Tastings & Sonoma Coast State Beach), Napa (Fishing Charters & Tours, Balloon Rides, & more) and St. Helena (Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room, V. Sattui Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, explore the fascinating landscape at Salt Point State Park, stroll through Goat Rock Beach, and get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app .

In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Geyserville, Bodega Bay, St. Helena
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and then don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Merced Grove, then get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then make a trip to Valley View, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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