14 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

14 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

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14 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 6th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in San Antonio hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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