7 days in Grand Canyon National Park, San Francisco & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

7 days in Grand Canyon National Park, San Francisco & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Grand Canyon National Park, San Francisco & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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 North Rim has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon North Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planning app .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon North Rim ©
Grand Canyon North Rim

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 12 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are warmer (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, The Island in Pigeon Forge
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The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company