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Yellowstone National Park to San Jose drive

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Yellowstone National Park to San Jose road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start at Yellowstone National Park
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:37 pm  Idaho Falls
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:00 pm  Twin Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Twin Falls
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:40 pm  Elko
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:40 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:29 pm  Winnemucca
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:29 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:09 pm  Black Rock City
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Black Rock City
drive for about 2 hours

11:58 am  Reno
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:12 pm  Napa
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 6:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:47 pm  arrive in San Jose

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Yellowstone National Park to San Jose.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Yellowstone National Park.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Idaho Falls  (9 answers)
Twin Falls  (4 answers)
Elko  (5 answers)
Winnemucca  (4 answers)
Black Rock City  (7 answers)
    questions about Black Rock City:
        Why Do You Go Back to Burning Man?
Reno  (31 answers)
    Truckee River  (2 mentions)
    Peppermill Resort Spa Casino  (2 mentions)
    questions about Reno:
        What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?
        Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?
Napa  (81 answers)
    Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
    Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ  (11 mentions)
    Artesa Vineyards & Winery  (9 mentions)
    Napa Valley  (9 mentions)
    Oxbow Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Napa:
        ad hoc
        Domaine Chandon
        Pine Ridge Vineyards
    questions about Napa:
        Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting
        Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area
        Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?
        Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!
        Sightseeing in Napa?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Jose, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in San Jose?

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

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

San Jose Museum of Art  (3 mentions)
Santana Row  (3 mentions)

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 San Jose. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Sunil Gupta from Mountain View asked:
Best missions to see & other good activities for kids  (4 answers)

 Meradith Stretz from Scottsdale asked:
Neighborhood for young professional in San Jose  (4 answers)

 Susie Anderson from asked:
Hotels with airport parking in San Jose  (4 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?  (2 answers)

 Drew Corwin from Ojai asked:
Free things to do in San Jose?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Jose.

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 San Jose to Yellowstone National Park 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 Yellowstone National Park to San Jose. Or get a full Yellowstone National Park to San Jose 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. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Yellowstone National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Yellowstone National Park!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,021 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 27 minutes
San Jose is 1 hour behind Yellowstone National Park
88 Yellowstone National Park travel answers
9 Idaho Falls travel answers
4 Twin Falls travel answers
5 Elko travel answers
4 Winnemucca travel answers
7 Black Rock City travel answers
31 Reno travel answers
81 Napa travel answers
37 San Jose travel answers

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