8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
End: Denver

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hike along Artist Point, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Denver to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and then kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 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. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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