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.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like VJB Cellars and Fisherman's Wharf. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars, Safari West
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then stroll through Four Mile Trail, and then hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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