4 days in Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

4 days in Grand Canyon National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping