8 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Santa Monica Itinerary

8 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Santa Monica Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

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

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Spadena House, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, stroll around Beverly Gardens Park, steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park, then explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

Make your Santa Monica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive

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