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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.

Fisherman's Wharf

Things to do on this trip

Day 1

  • Chinatown San Francisco, San Francisco

    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 , San Francisco

    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, San Francisco

    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!

  • Lombard Street , San Francisco

    Lombard Street

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

  • Coit Tower , San Francisco

    Coit Tower

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

  • Transamerica Pyramid , San Francisco

    Transamerica Pyramid

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

  • San Francisco City Hall , San Francisco

    San Francisco City Hall

    This is a great example how a City Hall should look like. Recently renovated, this building is an eye-candy.

  • Mission Dolores , San Francisco

    Mission Dolores

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

  • Twin Peaks , San Francisco

    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, San Francisco

    Fisherman's Wharf

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

  • Alcatraz, San Francisco

    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 it's history.

  • Pier 39 , San Francisco

    Pier 39

    This pier, right in the very center of San Francisco, is home to various shops, restaurants, attractions and so on. Worth seeing!

  • The Embarcadero , San Francisco

    The Embarcadero

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

Day 3

  • Golden Gate Bridge , San Francisco

    Golden Gate Bridge

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

  • Marin Headlands , San Francisco

    Marin Headlands

    This beautiful piece of land offers a scenic hiking trail, as well as charming nature and calming atmosphere.

  • de Young Museum , 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 , San Francisco

    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 , San Francisco

    Ocean Beach

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

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