21 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Ross State Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Sebastopol Center for the Arts (in Sebastopol). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Iceland, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Jenner, Santa Rosa, St. Helena, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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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 27th (Thu), trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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