5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online road trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
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 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then stroll through Tonto Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough 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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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