We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 posts
2 reviews
Save Topic

Hi, I want to see Yosemite while on a trip to San Fran in September. Can anyone recommend a tour company or the best way to see it/get there? Also can I do it in a day or would it be better to stay for a night? Thanks!

Washington State
Destination Expert
for Yosemite National Park
Level Contributor
60,220 posts
114 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Yosemite


There is a topic in the Top Questions about taking a tour to Yosemite from SF.

"How do I get a one day tour from San Francisco to Yosemite? (Updated March 2013)"

I think it is 'better' to drive yourself and stay the night, but I love Yosemite. Check out the Top Questions & Trip Ideas on the right side of the Yosemite page for more ideas.

San Francisco
Level Contributor
36,629 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Yosemite

It's a 4 hour drive each way and while day trips are available, it's much better if you can stay overnight. Accommodation is difficult to obtain as it books up a year in advance.

San Francisco, Ca
Level Contributor
16,061 posts
73 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Yosemite

If it's the only way you can go, a day trip is better than nothing (although the tours are literally 12-14 hours long!). But if you can, spend at least one night there... it's wonderful!

Edited: 15 August 2014, 21:52
4. Re: Yosemite

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 17 August 2015, 07:16