3 days in San Francisco, Arcata & Sacramento Itinerary

3 days in San Francisco, Arcata & Sacramento Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Arcata
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Sacramento
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner.

Santa Clarita to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Clarita in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arcata.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Arcata

Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, then don't miss a visit to Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arcata Community Forest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arcata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Francisco to Arcata in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Arcata reach 64°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Arcata

Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and then admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arcata to Sacramento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Arcata in August, you will find days in Sacramento are warmer (91°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums