8 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Union Square and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, get great views at Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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