San Francisco and breathtaking Yosemite National Park

3 Days / 2 Nights

San Francisco & Yosemite Express

3 Days / 2 Nights
Departures: January - December 2024

From $1,344 AUD
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Nature & Adventure

Departure city: Los Angeles, USA
End city: Los Angeles, USA

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Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of California by travelling from Los Angeles to visit colourful San Francisco and breathtaking Yosemite National Park.



  • Get to know an authentic Spanish Mission
  • Take an amazing bay cruise in San Francisco
  • Visit the Yosemite National Park (summer)
  • Visit the astonishing Hearst Castle (winter)


accommodation style
2 Nights Accommodation
3-star hotels
2 breakfasts 
Admission to Yosemite Park (Hearst Castle in winter)
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Transfers throughout trip in A/C bus or van
Guide throughout trip
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions


Departure Time: 06:30 am


Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Solvang and Carmel


Today this amazing experience begins as you are picked up from the meeting point in Los Angeles. Start your trip travelling through the astonishing California Coast to make your first stop in Santa Barbara, considered by some as “the American Riviera”. Stop at a Spanish Mission, originally founded for the religious conversion of the indigenous local people, and learn about its history. Continue your tour to Solvang, a city with little stores and restaurants offering a taste of Denmark in California. Then, continue to the well-known 17 Mile Drive to enjoy the scenic attractions this route offers. Visit the town of Carmel, known for its artistic history (Clint Eastwood is a former mayor). Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before heading to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Bay Cruise in San Francisco and City Tour


Get ready to experience San Francisco and discover why is considered one of the most fascinating cities in the world. You will start your tour at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, where you will take a cruise to pass under the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the view of the impressive Alcatraz Island. After your cruise, stop at the Pier 39 shopping centre where you will be able to have lunch. Continue taking a tour of the city’s most famous landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. End your night with an amazing view of the city from the Bay Bridge. Overnight in Modesto.


Meals: B

Yosemite National Park in Summer / Hearst Castle in Winter


Summer Route:

Start your day travelling through the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley before getting to Yosemite National Park, a designated World Heritage Site. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite is world-renowned for its lakes, waterfalls, spectacular mountains and cliffs, glaciers, and incredible biodiversity. You will stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, Half Dome, and at one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters), Yosemite Falls. This adventure will come to an end as you head back to Los Angeles where you will arrive late in the evening.


Winter Route:

We start the day heading to Monterrey to visit the Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, a one-time waterfront street site of sardine canning factories, now inoperative. After this tour, you will visit the astonishing Hearst Castle. Built by the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst to showcase his art collection, the building has 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens. This adventure will come to an end as you head back to Los Angeles, arriving late in the evening.

Note: Usually summer program is until the end of October but it depends on the weather conditions.


Meals: B

3 Day San Francisco & Yosemite Express Map

Add on to this tour

Why stop there, the USA has a lot of places to visit and experiences to have, so talk to us today about extending your USA adventure with another tour, cruise, independent itinerary or a self-drive holiday adventure.

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