7 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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

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 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Valley View, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours, Red and White Fleet and Golden Gate Bridge. Bring the kids along to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and California Academy of Sciences. Get outdoors at Safari West and Muir Woods National Monument. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Exploratorium and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Safari West, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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