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: Newport News
taxi + Fly:  9​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  34​h
End: Newport News

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at China Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Newport News to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of taxi, flight, and subway. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport News to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 6th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 31°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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