15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Oakland Itinerary

15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Oakland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Denver
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Oakland
— 7 nights
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Denver

— 5 nights

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 Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, take an in-depth tour of Center for Colorado Women's History, 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 5.5-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 fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, don't miss a visit to Petrified Tree, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

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. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Oakland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Oakland

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

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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips