4 days in Oakland, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

4 days in Oakland, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Oakland, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Bus:  15​min
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Oakland
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 day
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  3​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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day
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. On the 12th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of University of California, Berkeley, then stroll through Redwood Regional Park, and then examine the collection at Oakland Museum of California.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oakland travel route planning tool .

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In June, daytime highs in Oakland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Museums

Side Trip

University of California, Berkeley
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Redwood Regional Park ©
Redwood Regional Park
University of California, Berkeley ©
University of California, Berkeley
Oakland Museum of California ©
Oakland Museum of California

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day
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along The Narrows.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Oakland to Zion National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oakland to Zion National Park. When traveling from Oakland in June, plan for much hotter days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Find out how to plan Grand Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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