We are a couple stopping over to Yosemite for 2 nights, sad yes! We have booked accommodation at the Yosemite View Lodge in late July.
We arrive driving from San Fran arriving around 12 noon on the Friday and leave on the Sunday around 11 to drive to Vegas. So really we have from 12 noon the first day to look around, one full day, then up until around 11 the next morning.
As we know nothing about the park, and I can’t read a map for the life of me. We were thinking of going on a full day tour with Close Up Tours, seeing Washburn and Glacier Points ,Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Yosemite Valley from above 7000 elevation, they take short walks to both Bridalveil Fall and Lower Yosemite Fall and make stops for views of The Cathedral Rocks, Sentinel Rock, Half Dome, and El Capitan.
Can anyone suggest if they think this is a good option for us and a way to see most of what we want? I know there are free buses but just finding things and jumping on and off and then to the next bus, I thought being on one bus the whole way would be better and I have a knee that sometimes does not want to work.
Then for the first half day we arrive, can someone suggest where to head to straight that day, so we would be able to view things that we are not seeing on the Full Day Tour, that way we could drive straight from San Fran to those exact places.
And then also around 2 hours on the last morning?
Thanks for your help, as we don’t really have a clue!!!