17 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

17 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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17 days in Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 14 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.
Yosemite Family Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then get a taste of local nightlife at Yosemite Family Adventures. On the next day, trek along Tuolumne Meadows and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

14
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Baker Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Montara State Beach (in Montara) and Point Reyes Seashore National Park (in Point Reyes Station). Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel route planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands, Wine Tours & Tastings, Benziger Family Winery, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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