12 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Arizona Itinerary

12 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Arizona Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Page
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  8​h
Miami

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (72°F), and nights are much colder (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles planner

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Phoenix online driving holiday planner

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 85°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

1
day
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and finally take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary planning tool

Getting from Phoenix to Page by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Page to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
days
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get great views at Mather Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

few
hours
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip builder website

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 2 hours. In August in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lowell Observatory
Lowell Observatory

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