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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vernal Fall. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): cruise along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary 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 July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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