8 days in San Diego & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in San Diego & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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8 days in San Diego & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Diego

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND California. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and South Carlsbad State Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. In March in San Diego, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carlsbad
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Family-friendly places like Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area will thrill your kids.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area

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