5 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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5 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
Washington DC

4
days
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco custom trip planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in San Francisco at 58°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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