34 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

34 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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34 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 30 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

30
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at California Academy of Sciences and Musee Mecanique. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cable Car Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Anthony Chabot Regional Park (in Castro Valley), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Point, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and hike along Lands End.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Aptos, St. Helena, Bodega Bay, Santa Cruz
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Get outdoors at Lipan Point and Moran Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolb Studio and Point Imperial Drive. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Moran Point ©
Moran Point