34 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

34 days in San Francisco & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 30 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and Walt Disney Family Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mumm Napa and Oxbow Public Market. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Point Reyes National Seashore (Point Reyes Lighthouse & Tule Elk Preserve), Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and do a tasting at VJB Cellars.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Aptos, Healdsburg, Point Reyes National Seashore
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lipan Point and Navajo Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Guano Point and Yavapai Point. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and make a trip to Moran Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. 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