9 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Mammoth Lakes, Fly to San Francisco, Subway to El Cerrito del Norte BART, Bus to Napa
San Francisco
— 4 nights


Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at El Capitan and Yosemite, Tunnel View. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Napa.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Napa journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Napa at 22°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and see the sights in a new way with Electric Tour Company Segway Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip tool.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Napa Valley travel guide

Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.