9 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Patrick Amiot
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Tioga Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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