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: Newark
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Olmsted Point. Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Vernal Fall. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect cooler with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
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 30th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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