7 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  28​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online route planner .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
North Dome ©
North Dome

1
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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