15 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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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 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 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. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
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Los Angeles

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the natural beauty at Will Rogers Memorial Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and walk around Beverly Gardens Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Disney California Adventure Park
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
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