California Nature with Yosemite

Starts in
San Francisco
8 Days
San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco

Explore the natural side of Northern California with this unforgettable vacation. Start off in San Francisco before heading to the magnificent Yosemite National Park, where you’ll find some of the nation’s most iconic natural sights like Half Dome and the awe-inspiring giant sequoia trees.


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  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental car add-ons, i.e. GPS, winter tires, maps, etc.




Arrival - San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco! Upon arrival at SFO Airport, you will pick up your rental car and drive into San Francisco. Kick off your California adventure with a walk through the famous streets of Chinatown and enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience.



San Francisco

Explore the urban jungle by hopping on one of the city’s iconic cable cars to explore the exciting sights and unforgettable neighborhoods of the city while sampling some of its best dishes. Or dive into nature for a true Northern California experience and set off across the Golden Gate Bridge towards Muir Woods. In this 560-acre park you’ll find the iconic towering redwoods, which grow as tall as 380 feet. On your way back, be sure to stop at the Muir Beach Overlook for magnificent views of the Pacific Coast and, if you travel at the right time of the year, whales! From here you can visit quaint Sausalito or Tiberon and enjoy a delicious seafood meal on the Bay. local residents, the Pier 39 sea lions!



San Francisco - Yosemite

Head east from San Francisco on a scenic drive towards Yosemite National Park. Stay at Tenaya Lodge, a luxurious resort with a rustic mountain retreat feel and the perfect base to explore Yosemite. Spend the evening getting settled and resting up.




Explore Yosemite National Park and its countless treasures. You may want to take a full day tour with an expert guide to see the highlights such as Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, and Half Dome.




Spend another day exploring this incredible park. You may want to visit Mariposa Grove to see the awe-inspiring giant sequoias. Some of these massive redwood trees are thousands of years old, soaring more than 200 feet high and with trunks measuring over 90 feet around. Consider a horseback ride through the grove or to explore some of Yosemite’s valley trails.




Discover more excitement and wonder in Yosemite. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring Yosemite Falls, the 5th largest waterfall in the world as it thunders through three separate cascades, totaling nearly half a mile high. You may also want to enjoy a kayaking or boating excursion on Tenaya lake, with its calm, inviting blue waters and breathtaking backdrop.



Yosemite - San Francisco

This morning, head west back towards San Francisco. Along the way, you may want to make a stop California’s gold country to see historic Gold Rush era towns. This evening, enjoy a final dinner and evening in San Francisco.



San Francisco - Departure

After check out, drive to the San Francisco Airport where you will return your car and board your flight home.

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