9 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

9 days in Yosemite National Park, San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app.

Syracuse to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Syracuse in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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 7th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are much hotter (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, get great views at Rocky Creek Bridge, then take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally hike along Partington Cove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip maker tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors