6 days in San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Carson City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planning website .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Asian Art Museum ©
Asian Art Museum

2
nights
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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