16 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Seattle Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
3
Seattle
— 3 nights

4
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder app.

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Detroit to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, San Francisco is much hotter than Detroit - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, approximately Olympic National Park away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March since evenings lows in Seattle dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hood Canal, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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