29 days in San Francisco, Arizona & Los Angeles Itinerary

29 days in San Francisco, Arizona & Los Angeles Itinerary

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29 days in San Francisco, Arizona & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Hackberry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Petrified Forest National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  16​h
End: Bristol

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit San Gregorio State Beach and Limantour Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Pride Mountain Vineyards in St. Helena (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Bristol, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hackberry.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Drakes Beach, Pride Mountain Vineyards, San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Hackberry

Hackberry ©
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hackberry online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Hackberry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Hackberry to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Hackberry

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store

5
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Cameron Trading Post and Canyon Village Marketplace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lower Antelope Canyon and Lookout Studio. On the 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hackberry to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. When traveling from Hackberry in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cameron Trading Post, Lower Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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 5th (Fri): do a tasting at Grand Canyon Wine Company, then stop by Thunder Eagle Native Art, then stop by Double Eagle Trading Company, and finally examine the collection at Planes of Fame Air Museum. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then look for gifts at Colors of the West.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Williams trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art
Planes of Fame Air Museum ©
Planes of Fame Air Museum

4
nights
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Do your shopping at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co. and The Jack Rabbit Trading Post. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Painted Desert and Painted Desert Inn. Get out of town with these interesting Petrified Forest National Park side-trips: Woodland Lake Park (in Pinetop-Lakeside) and Navajo County Historical Museum (in Holbrook). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Puerco Pueblo, make a trip to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, and delve into the lush surroundings at Jasper Forest Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Williams to Petrified Forest National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Holbrook, The Jack Rabbit Trading Post, Woodland Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Navajo County Historical Museum ©
Navajo County Historical Museum
The Jack Rabbit Trading Post ©
The Jack Rabbit Trading Post

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Absolute Bikes. Head to Kachina House and Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Villagefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Jerome (Made in Jerome Pottery, Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes, & more) and Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), get to know the fascinating history of Oak Creek Vista Point, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Sedona sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jerome, Absolute Bikes, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

5
nights
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Watts Towers for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Bergamot Station, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, stroll through Zuma Beach, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

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