Yosemite and Giant Sequoias One Day Tour from San Jose

Get to know Yosemite’s stunning landmarks on this full-day tour from San Jose.


15 Hours


Venture from San Jose into the Sierra Mountains to reach the awe-striking sites like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Tunnel View, and more. Conditions permitting, hike some of the most stunning trails in the park. Meal stops as well as entrance fees are included on the tour.

Tour Itinerary

  • 6:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Scenic Drive from San Jose into Yosemite Entrance

Begin your Yosemite National Park tour with a convenient pickup at the Signia by Hilton San Jose
Rest stop. Pick up snacks and lunch for the park
Learn the history of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Gold Country
Be introduced to Yosemite as you cross the San Joaquin valley

  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Enter Yosemite & Hike (Conditions permitting)

Enter Yosemite National Park
Trail conditions permitting, experience a Giant Sequoia grove

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Visit Yosemite’s Landmarks on the Way to Inspiration Point

Heart-stopping views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome
Be inspired at Inspiration Point/Tunnel View

  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Yosemite Valley Free Time

Free time in Yosemite Valley
Hike the Meadow Loop or the trail to Yosemite Falls
Photograph the Swinging Bridge

  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Exit Through Sierra Mountains

Re-board the vehicle for more photo stops as we exit the park
Descend from the Sierras back to San Jose

  • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Drive Home & Stop for Dinner

Continue your descent from the Sierras
Stop for a break and dinner (approx 30 min)
Watch the sun set into California's golden hills
Conclude your Yosemite National Park tour back at the Signia by Hilton San Jose

Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these time which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour.

In winter (approx October to May), when conditions on the Tuolumne Grove trail are snow-covered or unsafe, we substitute this experience with other attractions.

Larger Groups (15 people or more)
Smaller Groups (15 people or less)
Age Restriction:
All Ages
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Activity Types:
Tours & Guides
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Duration (tours, trips, experiences, classes): 1 day
Pick-up/Drop-off Options:
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Listing created Dec 29, 2023

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