7 days in Denver & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Denver & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Denver & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frisco Adventure Park and Breckenridge Nordic Center. Get outdoors at Loveland Ski Area and Roxborough State Park. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Blue River Sports in Breckenridge, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, and see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver travel planner .

Austin to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Austin in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 43°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Roxborough State Park, Loveland Ski Area, Frisco Adventure Park, Golden History Museum & Park
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, do a tasting at VJB Cellars, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and finally contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation maker app .

Getting from Denver to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are much warmer (45°F). On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sapphire Hill Winery, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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