8 days in South San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey Itinerary

8 days in South San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey Itinerary

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8 days in South San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey Itinerary

Start: South San Francisco
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South San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: South San Francisco

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South San Francisco

South San Francisco ©
South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. Get in touch with nature at Marin Headlands and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Winchester Mystery House and Filoli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South San Francisco: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (in San Jose), Half Moon Bay State Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Pigeon Point Light Station (in Pescadero). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Google Android Lawn Statues.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the South San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to South San Francisco. July in South San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

San Jose, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Filoli, Pigeon Point Light Station, Marin Headlands
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House

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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 12th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from South San Francisco to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Perry House, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then steep yourself in history at Cannery Row.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Monterey hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching