22 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Portland Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Portland Itinerary

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22 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Portland Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
Berlin

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and China Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Point Reyes Seashore National Park (in Point Reyes Station) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Point Reyes Seashore National Park, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

7
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Grand Teton. Explore hidden gems such as Yellowstone Lake and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of subway, flight, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

6
days
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach History Center and Museum (in Cannon Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, tee off at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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