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: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

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 National Monument. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and admire the striking features of Coit Tower.

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Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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