22 days in California & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

22 days in California & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Japanese Tea Garden. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Chattanooga to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chattanooga in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 27th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Powell Point.

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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. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are much hotter (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then stroll through Enderts Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Redwood National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in June; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Orick
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), hike along Mariposa Grove and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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