26 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

26 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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26 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and Presidio of San Francisco. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, cast your line with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

10
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.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Grand Prismatic Spring. Your inner history buff will appreciate S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Zabriskie Point and Artists Palette. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take in breathtaking views at Fall Canyon, stroll through Wildrose Peak Trail, and don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Death Valley National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get much warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls

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