6 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Marin Headlands and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Glacier Point has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then hike along Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then hike along May Lake Trailhead.

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

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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