11 days in Big Sur, San Francisco Bay Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Big Sur, San Francisco Bay Area & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Bixby Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, thensnap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then learn about winemaking at Folktale Winery & Vineyard. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, stroll through Partington Cove, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip builder site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Big Sur is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Big Sur is minus 5 hours. In April, Big Sur is a bit cooler than Buenos Aires - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Folktale Winery & Vineyard
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Grace Cathedral and Asian Art Museum. Step out of San Francisco to go to Yosemite National Park and see Panorama Trail, which is approximately 4 hours away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Haight-Ashbury, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and stroll around Crissy Field.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner.

Drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

3
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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