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Yosemite National Park is one of the United States’ crowning glories. Breathtaking vistas, Giant Redwood trees, abundant wildlife, dramatic cliffs and alluring waterfalls hold an almost magical draw, casting their spell over new and seasoned visitors alike. Yosemite National Park holidays take you to a place where inspiration will find you once more; a place to breathe and just be.

Start your Yosemite holiday by heading straight to the heart of the national park: Yosemite Valley. Look out at Tunnel View and gaze open-mouthed whilst comprehending the majesty of the scene; the incredible monolith known as El Capitan and the graceful flow of Bridalveil Falls, with the distinct granite Half Dome in the background.

Adventure awaits in the Yosemite National Park

Yosemite holidays are both the adventure of a lifetime and the chance to lose yourself in nature. Climb up to Yosemite Point, passing views of the valley floor before you reach the top, where surreal panoramic vistas await. Explore Yosemite Valley on a ranger-led tour or go it alone and hike some of the many picture-perfect trails.

Get the most out of your holiday, take a Yosemite tour and bask in the wonder of the park and hike among the beauty, stopping to take in a grove of stunning Giant Sequoia trees. Once you’ve had a dose of serenity at Yosemite, why not explore some of California’s other gems? Just a 4 hour drive away, San Francisco waits to be discovered, with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and seafront attractions.

Destination Highlights

  • Hike to the top of Yosemite Falls, North America’s tallest waterfall
  • Look out at the stunning views of Yosemite high country and Yosemite Valley at Glacier Point
  • Marvel at El Capitan, a 3,000 feet vertical granite rock formation
  • Kayak, swim or just enjoy the serenity of the water at Tenaya Lake

Great sample itineraries


Take a look at our Yosemite National Park sample itineraries for some ideas and inspiration, then put your holiday in our hands and let us plan your perfect Yosemite holiday for you.

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  • 12 Days
  • Guide Price £2,599 PP
Enjoy our beautiful road trip through Northern California. You’ll take in all of the area’s top sights and attractions, before...
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El Capitan

Luxury Tour Of Us National Parks

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £5,199 PP
Get ready to see some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth and the best of America’s incredible national parks,...
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Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Yosemite and Napa Valley Multi Centre Holiday

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £3,399 PP
Our California road trip will take you to some of the area’s top sights. Begin in the lively city of...
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a train is on the side of a mountain

Los Angeles To San Francisco Road Trip

  • 17 Days
  • Guide Price £2,899 PP
Take a huge bite of Western highlights, visit iconic cities and see nature at its most splendid, explore Yosemite, Grand...
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Our favorite hotels


Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Tenaya Lodge
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Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite

Tenaya Lodge is an impressive 35-acre resort set in beautiful forest just two miles from the South Gate of Yosemite...
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Guide Price £959
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Hong Kong

The Ahwahnee

Set at the base of the mountains and just a few miles from Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan, The...
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Guide Price £2,319
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Explore Yosemite National Park

Average Weather in January

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
San Francisco
11° C
110 mm
Napa Valley
9° C
77 mm

Average Weather in February

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San Francisco
12° C
115 mm
Napa Valley
11° C
93 mm

Average Weather in March

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San Francisco
13° C
80 mm
Napa Valley
14° C
49 mm

Average Weather in April

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San Francisco
13° C
40 mm
Napa Valley
15° C
33 mm

Average Weather in May

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San Francisco
14° C
20 mm
Napa Valley
19° C
24 mm

Average Weather in June

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San Francisco
15° C
6 mm

Average Weather in July

Average Weather in August

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Napa Valley
24° C
15 mm

Average Weather in September

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San Francisco
17° C
3 mm

Average Weather in October

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San Francisco
17° C
30 mm
Napa Valley
19° C
24 mm

Average Weather in November

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San Francisco
14° C
70 mm
Napa Valley
13° C
43 mm

Average Weather in December

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San Francisco
11° C
120 mm
Napa Valley
9° C
106 mm
Charlotte, Destination Specialist

"You must go to Tunnel View to witness the incredible sights of Yosemite including El Capitan, The Half Dove and Two Waterfalls, but beware of bears on your travels, as they are often seen in the foliage whilst driving."

Charlotte
Destination Specialist
Jessica, Destination Manager

"Parking is quite limited so, if you’re staying outside the National Park, make sure to get up and secure a spot nice and early."

Jessica
Destination Manager

The Grand Grape Celebration

The Grand Grape Celebration is just what it sounds like: a celebration of great wines. Once a year in November and December, some of the state’s most acclaimed vinters gather at The Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Valley Lodge to share their best wines. It’s a luxurious affair where you’ll get to sample the best of California’s wines and chat to the makers.

A Taste of Yosemite

At this annual event that should be top of any foodie’s to-do list on a Yosemite holiday, a selection of the country’s best chefs come together at The Ahwahnee Hotel to showcase the newest food trends. You’ll get to experience exclusive cooking demonstrations, sample the delicious cuisine and mingle with the chefs at the ‘Meet the Chefs’ reception.

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