9 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

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Drive to Austin Straubel International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Appleton


San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): engage your brain at Exploratorium, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and finally steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Appleton to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Appleton in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lembert Dome and Badger Pass Ski Area. Visiting Gaylor Lake and Olmsted Point will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to June Mountain in June Lake (about 1h 10 min away).

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Step off the beaten path and head to Coronado Bridge and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and much warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors