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

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

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Oakland
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Kunming, China to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kunming in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel History Room and Kolb Studio. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 8°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at de Young Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches