15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Oakland Itinerary

15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Oakland Itinerary

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Denver
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Yellowstone National Park
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Oakland
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Dinosaur Ridge. Kids will enjoy Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Children's Museum of Denver. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, contemplate the long history of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, stroll through Cherry Creek Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Brooklyn to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brooklyn to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brooklyn in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 4th (Tue), head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Morning Glory Pool ©
Morning Glory Pool
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

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Oakland

Oakland ©
Visit Jack London State Historic Park and Oakland California Temple for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Mountain View Cemetery and Lake Merritt. Change things up with these side-trips from Oakland: Goosecross Cellars (in Yountville), Oakville (B Cellars Vineyards and Winery & Silver Oak Cellars) and Napa (Hendry Ranch Wines, St Clair Brown Winery & Brewery, &more).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oakland trip tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Oakland in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Oakland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Oakland, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Oakland California Temple ©
Oakland California Temple
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Mountain View Cemetery ©
Mountain View Cemetery

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