32 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

32 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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

28
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Sonoma (Sonoma Coast State Beach & Simraceway Performance Driving Center). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mill Valley, Sonoma, Modus Operandi Cellars, Wine Tours & Tastings, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then trek along Mariposa Grove. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip app.

You can 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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