21 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Yellowstone National Park
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Denver
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris. Family-friendly places like Ferry Building Marketplace and Golden Gate Bridge will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, visit The Embarcadero, and take a stroll around Civic Center.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 10 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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Old Faithful and Grand Geyser will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Denver

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Estes Park Guided Tours and Mount Evans. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Denver Botanic Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (The Studio Fine Art and Framing & Spas), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Denver reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips