11 days in San Francisco, West Yellowstone & Reno Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco, West Yellowstone & Reno Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco, West Yellowstone & Reno Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Reno
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Paris

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planning app .

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mount Washburn, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to West Yellowstone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to West Yellowstone is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in West Yellowstone, with lows of 3°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of University of Nevada, Reno, then stroll through Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reno online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from West Yellowstone to Reno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from West Yellowstone to Reno due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: highs in Reno hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park ©
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
University of Nevada, Reno ©
University of Nevada, Reno

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