26 days in San Francisco & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

26 days in San Francisco & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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26 days in San Francisco & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 13 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

13
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). Spend the 8th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

11
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.
On the 12th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, cruise along Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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