9 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay Bridge. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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 19th (Wed): trek along May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then hike along Four Mile Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Pageant of the Masters. Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Pageant of the Masters
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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