10 days in San Francisco & Albuquerque Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco & Albuquerque Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

6
nights
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder site .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 29th (Sat), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Albuquerque. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 49°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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