1 day in San Francisco & Santa Cruz Itinerary

1 day in San Francisco & Santa Cruz Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Santa Cruz
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San Francisco

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City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in Santa Cruz dip to 51°F. You will leave for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries