San Francisco trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Build your own package

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  San Francisco

San Francisco

4.1
Islands · Bridges · Piers & Boardwalks
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity. Spanish colonists established the city in 1776, but 80 percent of it was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and the fires that followed. Despite its outsize reputation, the city is physically quite compact, located on a relatively small square of land at the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast. This allows you to take sightseeing tours of most of the city's neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character and microclimate, on foot or by bicycle. To get around town on public transportation, buy a visitor's pass, available for one, three, or seven days, for unlimited rides on Muni buses, trains, streetcars, and cable cars. San Francisco also contains more restaurants than any other city in the country per capita, providing dining options to suit every traveler's tastes. Our United States trip maker website allows you to plan your trip to San Francisco and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to San Francisco

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in San Francisco

See all ›
©
Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Island
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Park
Golden Gate Park
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min

Hidden gems in San Francisco

©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
©
Shopping Mall
Ferry Building Marketplace
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from San Francisco

©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Napa
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Healdsburg
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
©
Auto Race Track
Sears Point Racing Experience Sonoma
4.9
Duration: 6 hours
©
Forest
Muir Woods National Monument Mill Valley
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in San Francisco

See all ›
©
Historic Site
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
©
Historic Site
City Lights Booksellers
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Religious Site
Grace Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Historic Walking Area
Filbert Street Stairs
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in San Francisco

See all ›
©
Science Museum
California Academy of Sciences
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
©
Shopping Mall
Ghirardelli Square
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Cable Car Museum
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Science Museum
The Gregangelo Museum
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in San Francisco

©
Park
Crissy Field
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Park
Marina Green
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Park
Washington Square
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Park
Corona Heights
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with San Francisco

Los Angeles Trip planner BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area San Diego Trip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach Yosemite National Park Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail Anaheim Trip planner BEST FOR: Disney Park / Activity, Ride / Activity, Room Escape Game Santa Monica Trip planner BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Beach, Shopping

Recently planned trips to San Francisco