11 days in Bakersfield & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

11 days in Bakersfield & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Bakersfield
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Subway:  8 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bakersfield: Los Angeles (El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, &more), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Santa Monica (South Bay Bicycle Trail, Third Street Promenade, &more).

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Bakersfield journey builder app.

San Francisco to Bakersfield is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Bakersfield are warmer (98°F), and nights are a bit warmer (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Big Trees Trail, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
South Bay Bicycle Trail ©
South Bay Bicycle Trail

5
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, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker site.

You can drive from Bakersfield to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bakersfield to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Bakersfield in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (80°F), and nights are cooler (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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