Yosemite 2 Day Trip

Yosemite 2 Day Trip staying in Merced is the better option. One Day Trip from San Francisco has been operated by various tour companies for the last 40 years.  Normally it takes at least 15 hours that includes about 3 hours inside Yosemite Valley. It is well worth it if you have only one day and this is your once in a lifetime visit to California. You would leave around 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. and be back well past 9:00 p.m.

This year there is construction at Glacier Point. The Visitor Center is closed, shuttle service is limited, and Yosemite Valley Floor tour will resume on April 8th, 2022. So, during the three hours free in the Valley, one can walk to Yosemite Falls, Ahwahnee meadow to see Half Dome and, depending on physical agility, to Vernal Fall on Mist Trail from Happy Isles.


Yosemite 2 day trip. Enjoy more than 8 hours in Yosemite Valley. From San Francisco take the afternoon train to Merced, spend the night there instead of San Francisco. Early next morning take the Yosemite Bus reaching the park entrance by 8:10 or 9:40 a.m. For return at 4:30 p.m. take the bus back to Merced, board the train reaching San Francisco by 10:45 p.m.

Cost of spending the night at a hotel in Merced will be much lower than in San Francisco.  You can also have an unhurried dinner at one of many restaurants and catch up with laundry, etc. Breakfast is included in the room cost at several hotels. This is an ideal economical alternative particularly for families.  If you are going to continue to Los Angeles you can spend the second night in Merced and take the morning train going south, better than coming back to San Francisco and flying to Los Angeles. We can book hotel in Merced for you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Tour Code:  SYTRM

Cost from now until December 30, 2022:

$169 for single, add $65+ each additional person ( hotel in Merced is not included ). We can book El Capitan Hotel about $150 to $280 a night ( better price than hotel booking engines ). Or check other hotels in Merced on Expedia. We can book any hotels on Expedia at the same price.

Cost updated April 1st, 2022.

See other tours: Yosemite One Day Trip | Big Sur Monterey California Coast One Day | Napa Valley and Other Private Charter

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