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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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
3
San Diego
— 2 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muir Woods Shuttles and Tours. Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route planning website.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, shop like a local with Ansel Adams Gallery, thenexplore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Shopping Museums
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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.
USS Midway Museum has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego route tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Diego by bus takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to 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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