5 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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5 days in San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Yosemite National Park
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then shop like a local with Union Square.

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Yosemite National Park to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
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Alcatraz Island
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Exploratorium

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature Center at Happy Isles and Yosemite Village. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 14°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
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Glacier Point
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Tuolumne Meadows

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