5 days in Pasadena & San Francisco Itinerary

5 days in Pasadena & San Francisco Itinerary

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5 days in Pasadena & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Pasadena
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

1
night
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
California Institute of Technology has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), deepen your understanding at California Institute of Technology, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Gamble House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Pasadena trip planning tool .

Austin to Pasadena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Pasadena is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get little chillier in Pasadena: highs are around 80°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pasadena

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Palace of Fine Arts Theatre to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner .

You can fly from Pasadena to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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