8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Stinson Beach in Stinson Beach--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, hike along Lands End, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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