11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Marion
Drive:  27​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  26​h 15​min
End: Marion

3
nights
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.
Visiting Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. It doesn't end there: stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Marion to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Marion to Yosemite National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marion in March since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. On the 9th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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