6 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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San Francisco
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then get great views at Battery Spencer. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker website.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums