17 days in Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

17 days in Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

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17 days in Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

7
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, get great views at Observation Point Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Manchester to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 1°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Observation Point Trail ©
Observation Point Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Castello di Amorosa and Filbert Steps for their historical value. Visiting Twin Peaks and San Francisco Bay will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs

3
nights
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and Safeco Field. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, about 58 minutes away. Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and stroll through Kerry Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

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