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Yosemite National Park to Boulder drive

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  Yosemite National Park
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Yosemite National Park to Boulder road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Yosemite National Park to Boulder. If you're planning a road trip to Boulder, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Yosemite National Park and Boulder. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Yosemite National Park and Boulder. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start at Yosemite National Park
drive for about 17 hours

3:00 am (past midnight)  arrive in Boulder

driving ≈ 17 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Yosemite National Park to Boulder.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Yosemite 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 does my trip end?

Your final destination is Boulder, Colorado.

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

What are some things to do in Boulder?

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:

Chautauqua Park  (5 mentions)
Eldorado Canyon  (2 mentions)
Avery Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
Celestial Seasonings  (2 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!

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

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 Boulder to Yosemite 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 Yosemite National Park to Boulder. Or get a full Yosemite National Park to Boulder 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 Yosemite National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Yosemite National Park!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,020 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 59 minutes
Boulder is 1 hour ahead of Yosemite National Park
95 Yosemite National Park travel answers
36 Boulder travel answers

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