15 days in San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Brisbane

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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Star Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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