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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.

Tripomatic recommends: Save more than $60 on your trip to San Francisco with the San Francisco CityPASS. Get free entry to 5 of the best attractions and unlimited rides on the world famous Cable Cars.

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.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Things to do on this trip

Day 1

  • Lombard Street

    This curvy street is most likely one of the best known landmarks in San Francisco, attracting nearly every visitor.

  • Coit Tower

    Located in the neighborhood of Telegraph Hill, this nearly 180 feet tall tower offers magnificent view of San Francisco.

  • Transamerica Pyramid

    This pyramid-shaped skyscraper is one of the best known buildings in San Francisco. Sadly, no rooftop access is available.

  • Chinatown San Francisco

    Even bigger than Chinatown in NYC, this one is actually one of the oldest and biggest in the U.S. Definitely worth walking through.

  • Cable Car Museum

    Museum dedicated to San Francisco's famous cable cars. The museum lets you see the actual moving cable under the ground.

  • Cable Cars

    One of the absolute must-see attractions in San Francisco! Enjoy a great ride in one of the trams that used to roam all over Frisco!

  • Mission Dolores

    This historic mission is the oldest building in San Francisco dating back to the year of 1776. This beautiful piece of history is a must see!

  • Twin Peaks

    Allegedly the best place to watch sunset or sunrise over San Francisco. Definitely worth seeing, if you don't mind getting up early, that is.

Day 2

  • Fisherman's Wharf

    This is an absolute must-see in San Francisco! This hustling waterfront location features numerous attractions, shops and restaurants.

  • Alcatraz

    The well-known Alcatraz used to function as a prison with famous prisoners like Al Capone. Nowadays, this place is a great museum of its history.

    It is strongly recommended to buy tickets in advance, they frequently sell out. Also note that the island is home to thousands of seabirds – do not feed or disturb them.

  • Pier 39

    This pier, right in the very center of San Francisco, is home to various shops, restaurants, and attractions. You can spot seals here, too.

  • The Embarcadero

    This is the heart of San Francisco. Many shops, attractions and restaurants available. Can not miss!

Day 3

  • San Francisco City Hall

    This is a great example what a city hall should look like. Recently renovated, this building is an eye-candy.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Probably THE most famous bridge in the whole world, this one is an absolute must-see in San Francisco.

  • de Young Museum

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

  • Golden Gate Park

    This beautiful large park is home to California Academy of Science Museum, DeYong Museum and a variety of gardens, playgrounds and more.

  • Ocean Beach

    This beach at the very edge of the Pacific ocean offers a nice place to chill out, however, do not swim here, the water currents are dangerous.

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