San Francisco trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
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. San Francisco is in California (CA). Add San Francisco and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip itinerary site .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to San Francisco
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top San Francisco tours
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $73
Duration: 4 hours
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $134
Duration: 11 hours
Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $119
Duration: 8 hours
View all >
Hidden gems in San Francisco
View all >
Parks in San Francisco
Side trips from San Francisco
Nature in San Francisco
Places to visit with San Francisco
Recently planned trips to San Francisco
18 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM RUSSIA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in West Coast & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in California & Oklahoma City BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in United States BY A USER FROM KENYA August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium