18 days in San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

18 days in San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Death Valley National Park
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Get outdoors at Natural Bridges State Beach and Bodega Head. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Half Moon Bay (Pescadero State Beach, Miramar Beach, &more) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitola Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cerro Gordo Mines, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from San Francisco in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

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