6 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Santa Cruz Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Santa Cruz Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning website.

Fargo to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fargo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fargo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then stroll through Half Dome.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive, and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

You can plan Santa Cruz trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

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