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

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

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Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Half Dome and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kalamazoo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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St. Helena — 1 night

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Helena day trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena in 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 84°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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Spas · Museums
Side Trip
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
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.
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