Road Trips to Yosemite

Driving to Yosemite National Park is a glorious journey. Check out our road trip itinerary collection for your perfect vacation. You can choose from many different routes that make the trip almost as exciting as the adventures you’ll have when you arrive. Feel like more sightseeing? See our local scenic drives.

Road in Yosemite with the Half Dome in the background

5 Best Road Trips

All roads lead to Yosemite National Park. Explore itineraries originating in major travel hubs and corridors in as little as 1-2 days or 1-2 weeks on your way to the park.

Groveland's Iron Door Saloon and The Groveland Hotel. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Gateway Towns

Yosemite visitors come from all directions. Here are handy guides to finding the services and activities you want from the cities and towns nearest the park

Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite

Scenic Drives

Enjoy the mountain drives as well as coastal loops and city tours near the park in California

Groveland's Iron Door Saloon and The Groveland Hotel. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Stops on the Way

Our top picks for nearby towns and attractions to visit for the best outdoor activities, sightseeing, dining, and vacation fun on the way to the park.

yosemite-transportation

Transportation

Information on driving inside Yosemite National Park, public transportation, and airports in central California.