29 days in San Francisco & Harrisburg Itinerary

29 days in San Francisco & Harrisburg Itinerary

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29 days in San Francisco & Harrisburg Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 15 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Harrisburg
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

15
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Alcatraz Island. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, take a stroll through SoMa, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Francisco when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Safari West, Wine Tours & Tastings, Rodeo Beach, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

12
nights
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Head to Kitchen Kettle Village and Olympia Candy Kitchenfor some retail therapy. Gettysburg National Military Park and The Amish Farm and House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Harrisburg's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, & more), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Stroud Preserve (in West Chester). Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and see the interesting displays at Brandywine River Museum of Art.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Harrisburg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Harrisburg. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Harrisburg at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Bird in Hand, Lititz
Highlights from your plan
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art