9 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Birmingham

2
days
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 9th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street. On the next day, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally get great views at Mather Point. On the next day, get great views at Lookout Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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