20 days in Arizona & San Francisco Itinerary

20 days in Arizona & San Francisco Itinerary

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Tucson
— Few hours
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Williams
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Chinle
— 3 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 5th (Mon), get some fabulous bargains at H. F. Coors.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson day trip tool.

London, UK to Tucson is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tucson is minus 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Tucson hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping
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H. F. Coors ©
H. F. Coors

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Shop till you drop at Absolute Bikes and Northern Arizona University. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Rock and Painted Desert. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Flagstaff (Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument & Walnut Canyon National Monument). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and shop like a local with Honshin Fine Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona tour planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tucson in August; daily highs in Sedona reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert, Absolute Bikes
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Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, then stop by The Gallery in Williams, and then take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Williams online journey planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get a bit cooler in Williams: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
The Gallery in Williams ©
The Gallery in Williams

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. August in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chinle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Get outdoors at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and White House Ruins Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Canyon del Muerto. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hope Arch, admire all the interesting features of North Rim Drive, and delve into the distant past at White House Ruin.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chinle driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Chinle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Chinle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
White House Ruins Trail
White House Ruins Trail

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Gunfighter Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Antelope Canyon and Waterholes Canyon. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Page day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Chinle in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Waterholes Canyon ©
Waterholes Canyon

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take in the waterfront at Moore Road Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Page to San Francisco takes 5.5 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. When traveling from Page in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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