9 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
End: San Francisco

2
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 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Conservatory of Flowers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Safari West, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

Similar Plans

10 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK November, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM PANAMA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans