San Francisco Itinerary 2 Days

2 Days in San Francisco Itinerary Ideas

Surrounded by hills in northern California, San Francisco is home to the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge and Fishermans Wharf. The proximity of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean adds more charm to the city. When you are planning to spend 2 days in San Francisco, make sure that you also walk through the Victorian houses lining the city streets. This 2 day San Francisco itinerary will help you enjoy a great time in San Francisco.

What to do in 2 Days in San Francisco?

Day 1 of San Francisco itinerary 2 days

You can begin the first day of your trip to the Golden Gate Bridge. It would be a great experience to capture the picturesque views of the city during the morning time from the bridge. There is also a mini-museum on the bridge that you can visit. Enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay and head to Fisherman’s Wharf. This popular neighborhood of San Francisco offers a large number of souvenir shops and museums. You can visit the colony of sea lions and also go for a historic tour of the bay. There is a chocolate factory, many eateries, and boutiques at Fisherman’s Wharf you can roam around.

In the afternoon, you can go on a small trip to the Alcatraz island. Commonly known as “the Rock”, this island is home to the former federal prison. Explore the history of the prison at the museum located here. You can be on Alcatraz till evening and then come back to the North Beach for enjoying mouthwatering seafood as dinner.

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Day 2 of San Francisco itinerary 2 days

Start the second day of your 48 hours in San Francisco on the Lombard Street to see the city soak in the rays of rising sun. Walk to the Diego Rivera Gallery to admire the beautiful frescoes. Catch a bus here and stop at the Coit Tower where you will find a number of murals showcasing the history of San Francisco.

After this, you can come to the North Beach and head to Filbert Street to enjoy your lunch. The rosemary-and-garlic bread is a must-try.

After lunch, you can walk through the Columbus Avenue and Broadway Streets to see the unique Jazz murals. Your next destination will be the Ma Tsu Temple of Chinatown. Chinatown is also the place where you can treat yourself with a retail therapy. The famous Fortune Cookie Company is also located here. There are few historic Chinese temples where you will find the ancient Chinese relics. Enjoy a traditional Chinese recipe for dinner.

San Francisco has a plethora of things for the tourists and only a weekend in San Francisco is not enough to discover all. But you can surely manage to tour some of the beautiful places.

What to pack for two days in San Francisco?

  • Carry a backpack that can fit in your belongings or choose a compact trolley bag.
  • Do not forget to bring extra batteries for your camera, you won't have time to move back-n-forth to your room to charge them.
  • Carry a San Francisco local map, a hard copy or in your phone.

Average Cost For Weekend Trip To San Francisco

San Francisco weekend itinerary budget would vary from is USD 408 to USD 704 as per your choices. There are enough free places in San Francisco to ensure that unless there’s an exhibition or event you really want to see, paying is unnecessary.

Tours and Activities in San Francisco for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in San Francisco

Best Hotels in San Francisco for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their San Francisco itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

Looking for Longer Itineraries in San Francisco

If you are planning a trip for more than 2 days in San Francisco, check out travel ideas for San Francisco itinerary 3 days & 4 days in San Francisco.

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