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

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

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


San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at San Gregorio State Beach and Limantour Beach. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Change things up with a short trip to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Head to The Historic Seligman Sundries and The Rusty Boltfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Canyon Village Marketplace. On the 18th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with The Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Hermosa Beach Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stop by Hollywood & Highland, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips