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San Jose to Yellowstone National Park drive

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  San Jose
 Caye Caulker
 Veracruz
 Tampico
 San Antonio
 Amarillo
 Denver
   Yellowstone National Park 
driving   /   9 days

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San Jose to Yellowstone National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Jose to Yellowstone National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Yellowstone National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

8:00 am  start in San Jose
drive for about 17 hours

12:49 am (past midnight)  Caye Caulker
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 17 hours

 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Caye Caulker
drive for about 15 hours

11:12 pm  Veracruz
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 15 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Veracruz
drive for about 7 hours

4:55 pm  Tampico
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Tampico
drive for about 11.5 hours

8:41 pm  San Antonio
stay overnight at Hilton Palacio del Rio
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11.5 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Hilton Palacio del Rio
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:24 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 7 hours

4:50 pm  Denver
stay overnight at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 6 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 7

10:00 am  leave from The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
drive for about 9 hours

7:01 pm  arrive at Yellowstone National Park

day 7 driving ≈ 9 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Caye Caulker  (22 mentions)

Veracruz  (5 answers)
    Acuario de Veracruz  (2 mentions)
    questions about Veracruz:
        Interesting things to do in Veracruz?

Tampico

San Antonio  (74 answers)
    Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
    The San Antonio River Walk  (9 mentions)
    The Alamo  (8 mentions)
    The Alamo  (5 mentions)
    Pearl Brewery  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around San Antonio:
        Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
        Acenar
        Bliss
        Luke
        The Guenther House
    hotels around San Antonio:
        Hilton Palacio del Rio
        Embassy Suites
        Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
        Mokara Hotel & Spa
        San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
    questions about San Antonio:
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?
        Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?
        Best free things to do in San Antonio?
        Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?
        What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?

Amarillo  (27 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Denver  (170 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Best small music venues?
        Fun outdoor activities in Denver?


What are some things to do in Yellowstone National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Yellowstone National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Janice from asked:
Walking with difficulty. What can I do while family hikes?  (6 answers)

profile  Steven from asked:
Bucket- List road trip  (3 answers)

profile  Kim from asked:
Stop off driving between Yellowston and Yosemite  (2 answers)

profile  Blair from Tigard, Oregon asked:
What to do with one day at Yellowstone?  (2 answers)

profile  Chris from New York City asked:
Need help with Yellowstone itinerary for family of 4  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Yellowstone National Park to San Jose drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Jose to Yellowstone National Park. Or get a full San Jose to Yellowstone National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know San Jose well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Jose!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 3,854 miles
driving time of 73 hours, 50 minutes
Yellowstone National Park is the same time as San Jose
41 San Jose travel answers
5 Veracruz travel answers
1 Tampico travel answer
74 San Antonio travel answers
27 Amarillo travel answers
170 Denver travel answers
99 Yellowstone National Park travel answers





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