24 days in Sacramento, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

24 days in Sacramento, Yosemite National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Sacramento
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Sacramento

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Sacramento

— 6 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Popular historic sites such as Jack London State Historic Park and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like VJB Cellars and Dry Creek Vineyard. Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to Napa (O'Brien Estate Winery, Judd's Hill MicroCrush, &more), Rutherford (Peju Winery, Frog's Leap Winery, &more) and Wellington Cellars (in Glen Ellen). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and sample some tasty brews at Sac Brew Bike.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sacramento. In May, daytime highs in Sacramento are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 8 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and Valley View. Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Cathedral Lake Trail, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are cooler (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Hopi Point and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Hermit Road, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 33°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature