9 days in Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: Yosemite National Park

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Loop Road and Mount Washburn. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Firehole Canyon Drive. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports & Ousel Falls Trail). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, admire the verdant scenery at Leigh Lake, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, and stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

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San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Big Sky, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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