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), Wellington Cellars (in Glen Ellen) and Rutherford (Peju Winery, Frog's Leap Winery, &more). 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 Sentinel Dome. Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get great views at Valley View, hike along May Lake Trailhead, admire the sheer force of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Sacramento, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 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 · Trails · Outdoors · 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 East Rim Drive. And it doesn't end there: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature