11 days in Grand Junction & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Grand Junction & San Francisco Itinerary

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Grand Junction

— 4 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. Do your shopping at Colterris at the Overlook and Cooper Corner Gallery. Explore Grand Junction's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Hanging Lake Trail) and Moab (Tom Till Gallery & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado National Monument, do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, steep yourself in history at Cross Orchards Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Allen Unique Auto Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip planner.

Denver to Grand Junction is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Grand Junction hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Mumm Napa and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Musee Mecanique and Walt Disney Family Museum capture your imagination. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Museum of Ice Cream, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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

Getting from Grand Junction to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips