44 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

44 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 39 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

39
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), Sonoma (Sears Point Racing Experience, Sonoma Plaza, &more) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg, St. Helena, Jack London State Historic Park
Find places to stay Apr 2 — May 11:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Rim Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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