10 days in Yellowstone National Park, Las Vegas & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

10 days in Yellowstone National Park, Las Vegas & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 1 night

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Beryl Spring. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Petrified Tree, and explore the activities along Shoshone Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take the plunge with GoJump Las Vegas, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by The LINQ Promenade, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Monterey at 70°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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