21 days in Yellowstone National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

21 days in Yellowstone National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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21 days in Yellowstone National Park & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Calistoga
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). On the 2nd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Tokyo, Japan to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Tokyo to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Explore Calistoga's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more), Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Siduri Wines) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Calistoga attractions site .

Drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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