7 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Santa Monica Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Santa Monica Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Santa Monica Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Crissy Field, and make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary maker site .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco. In July, San Francisco is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel 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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then get curious at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (65°F). On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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