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.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 4th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are colder (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Fishing Charters & Tours

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