8 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Muir Woods Shuttles and Tours to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Alcatraz Island. It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
day
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 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

2
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 USS Midway Museum. Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in San Diego to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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