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

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

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

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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 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Washburn Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Bring the kids along to Bright Angel Trail and Yavapai Geology Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along Hermit Trail.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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