15 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
City Lights Booksellers has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and VJB Cellars. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Modus Operandi Cellars), California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridges State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Napa, St. Helena, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, VJB Cellars
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Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 7th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, trek along May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaylor Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 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 May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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