5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Rainbow Grocery and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Grand Canyon National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and then stroll through Tonto Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

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