17 days in Miami, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

17 days in Miami, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Miami
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Miami

— 5 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norton Museum of Art and Wynwood Walls. You'll explore and learn at Secret Woods Nature Center and Burger Beast Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Miami Beach) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, and shop like a local with Britto Central.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Miami trip builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Miami. July in Miami sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and China Beach. California Academy of Sciences and Legion of Honor will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). The adventure continues: stroll through Fort Funston National Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, catch a live event at Oracle Park, and stroll the grounds of Neptune Society Columbarium.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Miami, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature