34 days in Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

34 days in Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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34 days in Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

11
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get some historical perspective at Yosemite Cemetery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 22nd (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

12
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Grand Teton. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, trek along Purple Mountain Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Museum of the National Park Ranger.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Presidio of San Francisco. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect much warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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