11 days in Grand Junction & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Grand Junction & San Francisco Itinerary

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Grand Junction

— 4 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. Do your shopping at Colterris at the Overlook and Tom Till Gallery. Explore Grand Junction's surroundings by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Moab) and Glenwood Springs (Cooper Corner Gallery, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, steep yourself in history at Cross Orchards Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Allen Unique Auto Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip planner.

Denver to Grand Junction is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Grand Junction hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Mumm Napafor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor capture your imagination. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ice Cream, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Junction to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Junction to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Junction in July, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips