24 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Miami Itinerary

24 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Miami Itinerary

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24 days in California, Grand Canyon National Park & Miami Itinerary

Malmo
train + Fly + subway:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  7​h 15​min
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Malmo

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online attractions planner .

Malmo, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Malmo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Malmo in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos State Reserve and Monterey Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and El Capitan. The adventure continues: get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Panorama Trail, cruise along Tioga Pass, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Powell Point will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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day
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.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

4
days
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Fort Lauderdale Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Everglades City), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miami road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Los Angeles to Miami takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Miami, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Miami at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades City, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Shark Valley
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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