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

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

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

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

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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 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sonoma online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sonoma, with lows around 42°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

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

Things to do in San Francisco

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Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
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.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

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). You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums Shopping
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Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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