Just got one day to spend in Yosemite and want to make the most of your time? Your best bet is to devote a few hours to securing some additional days in Yosemite. What's so important that you can't afford to spend a few days exploring some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet? How many truly unforgettable days have you spent so far this year? This decade, for that matter? Aren't you overdue for a few more?
Yes, you are.
If, however, you're still unable to free up more time, you're not completely out of luck.
You can only hope to see a small part of Yosemite in a day, but a little advance planning can at least help you make it as full a day as possible. Try
one of these tours to pack a lot into a short Yosemite visit:
Yosemite 101: An introduction to Yosemite's most famous sights
Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, Mariposa Grove, and Glacier Point
4.5 - 8 miles (7.2 - 13 km)
World of Waterfalls: See Yosemite's most renowned cascades
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, and the Mist Trail
4 - 11 miles (6.5 - 18 km), depending on how much of each hike you finish
Glacier Point Trio: A series of sublime views looking down into
Yosemite Valley and beyond to the eastern Sierras
Taft Point, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point
5 miles (8 km)
Tioga Road Trifecta: See the stars of eastern Yosemite
Olmstead Point, Tenaya Lake, and Tuolumne Meadows
5 miles (8 km), more or less