3 Day Trip to San Francisco

Use this itinerary to spend 3 days in San Francisco and be sure you won't miss any of the best attractions. Get to know San Francisco. One of the largest cities on the West Coast is a popular tourist destination famous for its architecture, cable cars, steep hills with crooked streets, Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. Every neighborhood is vibrant and eccentric and offers all kinds of sights. This 3 day itinerary will take you through Chinatown, Japantown or Castro District. Transamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz and Pier 39 are a must.
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Day 1: 3 Day Trip to San Francisco

Lombard Street

Connecting Leavenworth Street and Hyde Street in San Francisco is one of the city’s most iconic places.

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Coit Tower

Built in 1933, this Art Deco tower commemorates Lillie Hitchcock Coit – a San Francisco resident, who (after her death) left a significant…

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Transamerica Pyramid

Together with the Golden Gate, this building is an icon of San Francisco.

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Chinatown San Francisco

Visit the largest and also the oldest Chinatown in the US (dating back to 1848).

Cable Car Museum

This San Francisco museum is the place to visit if you are in the least interested in cable cars or machines.

Cable Cars

Cable cars are the moving icons of San Francisco. Also, they represent the last surviving active manual cable car system in the world.

Mission Dolores Basilica

This 18th-century mission is the oldest surviving building in San Francisco (built in 1776).

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Twin Peaks

These peaks are located in the middle of San Francisco and they are among the highest points (being about 280 meters high) of the city.

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Day 2: 3 Day Trip to San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf

This San Francisco neighborhood is best known for the several tourist attractions situated here and its fresh seafood.

Alcatraz Island

The well-known Alcatraz used to function as a prison with famous prisoners like Al Capone.

Pier 39

A shopping center full of attractions located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood in San Francisco.

The Embarcadero

This lively waterfront area is lined with imposing historical piers, lively bars and cosy restaurants.

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Day 3: 3 Day Trip to San Francisco

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San Francisco City Hall

The government of the City and County of San Francisco is seated at this impressive Beaux-Arts building.

Golden Gate Bridge

The nearly three kilometers long suspension bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County is definitely the best-known icon of San…

De Young Museum

Located in the Golden Gate Park, this long-operating museum (opened in 1895) offers its visitors a look at great collections of art.

Golden Gate Park

One of the most visited public parks in the US. It is about three miles long and half a mile wide and it covers more than 1000 acres of land.

Ocean Beach

This beautiful San Francisco beach is a popular destination for swimmers and surfers.

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