5 days in San Francisco & Denver Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco & Denver Itinerary

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5 days in San Francisco & Denver Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (69°F), and nights are colder (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver journey maker tool .

Fly from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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