9 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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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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