Plan Your Trip

Congratulations, you’ve decided to take a vacation to Yosemite National Park! You won’t regret it – now let’s get planning so once you step foot in the park you can be awed by the waterfalls, granite mountains, lakes, and wildlife, and not distracted by the logistics of the trip itself.

4 Steps to Planning a Yosemite Vacation

Step 1: Sign up for your Free Trip Planning Kit. You’ll receive a Yosemite vacation guide, brochures, coupons, and emails that will help you plan your trip.

Step 2: Decide how you’ll travel to the park. Most people do a road trip vacation either starting from home or a large airport. Make the trip to the park a fun one by stopping at attractions on the way. Once you get to the park, you’ll need a vehicle, bike, or tour transportation to get around, or during vacation season you can ride the park shuttles.

Step 3: Reserve your hotel or campsite. Depending on what time of year you are visiting Yosemite National Park, you’ll want to reserve lodging from one month to one year in advance.

Step 4: Before you go, check our pages about Yosemite weather and gear so you can pack for the elements. You will need a coat and a good pair of shoes no matter what season you are visiting in.

We know you’ll have a wonderful time!

FAQs about Yosemite

Frequently asked questions and answers about traveling to Yosemite National Park. Read More...

Food & Drink

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Free Trip Planner, E-Newsletter and Travel Info

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Safety & Skills for a Yosemite Vacation

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What to Pack for Your Yosemite National Park Vacation

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Yosemite Park Weather

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