7 days in San Francisco, Sonoma & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, Sonoma & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Ocean Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In March in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, thendo a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks. On your second day here, soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sonoma trip builder app.

Drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sonoma, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, V. Sattui Winery, Jack London State Historic Park, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get great views at Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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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 4th (Thu), shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are colder with lows around 28°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Shopping Museums
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Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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