9 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco, Grand Canyon National Park & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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 (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online vacation planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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