San Francisco Itinerary – 3 Days in San Francisco for First Timers

Traveling to San Francisco for a long weekend? If you’ve got 3 days in San Francisco to plan, check out this suggested list of things to do for ideas.

This popular San Francisco itinerary is designed to showcase a wide variety of attractions and activities, and to appeal to visitors really looking for that authentic “San Francisco experience.”

This 3 day itinerary includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Sightseeing Tour
  • Academia de Ciências da Califórnia
  • de Young Museum
  • Legião de Honra
  • SFMOMA
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Exploratorium
  • Escape From the Rock
  • Madame Tussauds San Francisco
  • Bridge 2 Ponte Cruzeiro
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Only have a few days in San Francisco? We’ve also put together a 1 day and 2 day itinerary.

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Looking for more things to do? – we’ve got a list of how to spend 5-7 days in San Francisco. Or, try our popular California road trip itinerary, which covers top San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco attractions.

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Stop #1: Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing Tour

san-francisco-Hop-On-Hop-Off-Classic-Tour-2-Day-Ticket-1This Hop-on Hop-off San Francisco Bus Tour is the perfect addition to your itinerary, and an easy way to get around the city while sightseeing.

Tour guides are entertaining and knowledgeable, and you’ll see some of the best sights of the city, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more

Your ticket is good for a full 48 hours, so you can use it to hop on and off at your leisure.

As a bonus, your ticket also includes a selection of free walking tours. Join up with one of these three tours at designated stops to see more of each neighborhood: Chinatown Walking Tour, North Beach Walking Tour, or Barbary Coast Walking Tour.

Como entrar: Hop On Hop Off Big Bus San Francisco Bus Tour tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop #2: California Academy of Sciences

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Nenhum visitante de São Francisco deve perder a oportunidade de explorar a deslumbrante e deliciosa Academia de Ciências da Califórnia.

Comprised of four distinct areas – a natural history museum, an aquarium, an all-digital planetarium, and a four-story rainforest – there’s no end to the things to do at this attraction.

This attraction is not just entertaining or informative, it’s also on the cutting edge of research and conservation. Scientists based here are making discoveries and developments that have the potential to improve the environment and change the world!

Eles até tem um lindo, 2 ½ acre "living roof", apenas uma de suas muitas inovações ecológicas.

Há uma série de programas e eventos especiais que acontecem frequentemente na Academia de Ciências da Califórnia também, por isso não deixe de conferir o calendário antes de visitar para ver o que está acontecendo.

We recommend reserving between 1-2 hours for this attraction.

Como entrar: California Academy of Sciences tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop #3: de Young Museum

de-young-museum-san-francisco-museumsVolte para o Golden Gate Park para visitar um dos outros melhores museus da cidade - o Museu de Young. Esta maravilhosa instalação trabalha para integrar arte, natureza e arquitetura em uma experiência estética coesa, tornando-a uma das instituições mais exclusivas da costa oeste.

Suas coleções abrangem milênios, apresentando desde a antiga arte africana até a pintura contemporânea. Eles também têm um forte corpo de pintura americana do século XVII ao século XXI.

Insider Tip: Be sure to head up the observation tower for an expansive aerial view of Golden Gate Park.

We recommend reserving between 1-2 hours for this museum — perhaps more if you have an art lover in your party. They also have a lovely cafe for a nice coffee break!

Como entrar: de Young Museum tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop #4: Legion of Honor

legion-of-honor-san-francisco-museumsLocated just north of Golden Gate Park, the beautiful Legion of Honor museum is another great artistic attraction.

Designed to look like an eighteenth-century French palace, this institution is beautiful inside and out. Exhibits span a wide variety of artistic genres and nearly 4,000 years of history, so there’s no telling what you mind find inside!

Os destaques incluem arte antiga e pintura europeia, com obras de El Greco, Rembrandt, Monet e muito mais. Um favorito é a escultura icônica de Rodin, "O Pensador", que está localizada ao ar livre no Tribunal de Honra.

We recommend reserving about 1-2 to explore the Legion of Honor.

Como entrar: Legion of Honor tickets are included with the Go San Francisco Card.

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Stop #1: SFMOMA

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This must-see San Francisco attraction is an excellent way to start off another day of your vacation. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has recently undergone a multi-year renovation project that has totally transformed this amazing space.

It’s one of the best museums on the west coast dedicated to contemporary and modern art. They also have a unique focus on living artists from the Bay Area.

Você encontrará todos os seus artistas favoritos representados em suas vastas coleções, de Klee a Calder e Stieglitz.

Recomendamos chegar quando o museu for aberto pela primeira vez para evitar a maior parte das multidões. Reserve algumas horas para este museu envolvente - mais se você tiver verdadeiros amantes de arte em seu grupo.

Como entrar: SFMOMA tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop #2: Aquarium of the Bay

aquarium-of-the-bay-san-franciscoNow it’s time to head up to the Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront neighborhood for some prime explorations of the most popular locales in the city.

Entre no fascinante Aquarium of the Bay, que é consistentemente uma atração favorita da família. Ele apresenta exclusivamente espécimes da Baía de São Francisco, de medusas a polvos gigantes!

You won’t want to miss their clear crystal tunnel system, with more than 300 feet of amazing views of over 20,000 marine creatures and plants. It’s a surreal experience to feel like you’re walking underwater!

Another popular exhibit with kids is “Touch the Bay,” where you can actually reach into water and feel sharks, rays, and sea stars.

We recommend reserving at least an hour for this attraction.

Como entrar: Aquarium of the Bay tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop # 3: Exploratorium

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Also located near the waterfront is the kid-centric Exploratorium. It’s a highly interactive museum, with tons of opportunities for your kids to touch and play with hundreds of different exhibits.

You’ll find everything from fun, climbable outdoors exhibits to science-focused exhibits like viewing sea creatures through a microscope.

Adults can have fun, too! Just check out the more inventive exhibits and learn about San Francisco’s truly creative culture.

It’s also really worth your time to consult their website before you visit. They have activities organized by theme online, and it’s a good way to plan out what you want to tackle first.

Como entrar:  Bilhetes do Exploratorium estão incluídos no cartão Go San Francisco.

Stop #4: Escape From the Rock Cruise

escape-from-the-rockEnd the day with a truly enjoyable cruise that heads out towards the infamous Alcatraz Island. Sail under the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, out to the Bay, and past this sinister prison while listening to informative narration from your crew.

And it’s not just about what you see in front of you, either — you’ll also be regaled with stories about famous crooks and criminals who served some time in Alcatraz, including tales about famous escape efforts that have inspired so many films.

O cruzeiro dura por uma hora e meia; por favor chegue pelo menos 30 minutos antes da hora de partida desejada. Nenhuma reserva é necessária.

Por favor, não que este cruzeiro não inclua um pouso na própria Ilha de Alcatraz; Se você estiver interessado em visitar a prisão, compre seu cartão Go San Francisco diretamente da Alcatraz Cruises.

Como entrar:  Bilhetes para Escape From The Rock Cruise estão incluídos no cartão Go San Francisco.

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Stop #1: Madame Tussauds San Francisco

madame-tussauds-san-franciscoBegin your last day with a return to the popular Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood.

Stop by Madame Tussauds San Francisco for a truly special experience that only Madame Ts can produce. Meet celebrities from music to Hollywood to politics and snap your photo with your favorite.

É uma maneira divertida de manter as crianças entretidas, e é também uma brincadeira informativa através das figuras mais importantes da cultura pop e momentos no tempo, de Elton John a Rosa Parks.

We recommend reserving about an hour to explore this attraction. You may experience lines, but probably not first thing in the morning.

Como entrar: Madame Tussauds San Francisco tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop #2: Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise

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Next on your itinerary, you’ll want to continue to explore San Francisco by water! The Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise is actually the only cruise in the area that sails under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge (hence its name), and is a totally relaxing activity.

You’ll also see a number of iconic sights from San Francisco’s shoreline and maritime history, including the infamous Alcatraz and Treasure Island. So there’s an educational component, too, for those of you traveling with curious explorers of all ages.

If you’re wondering, the big difference between this cruise and the Escape from the Rock cruise is that this option features a more wide-ranging survey of San Francisco maritime culture and history, and less information about Alcatraz itself. Pick one, or enjoy them both!

Remember to pick up your ticket in advance at the booth prior to boarding the vessel. We recommend arriving at least 15 in advance of your desired sail time. Reservations are required for this cruise.

Como entrar: Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Stop #3: Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! San FranciscoThis is another destination the kids will love. The endlessly fascinating Ripley’s Believe it or Not! makes for an astonishing and fully entertaining last stop of the trip.

Filled with the bizarre, the strange, and the wonderful, Ripley’s has been delighting and puzzling visitors for generations.

With hundreds of crazy exhibits — many of them new each year — there’s something for adults to like, too. An area that absolutely everyone loves is the Toy / Candy Factory, which offers hundreds of different classic and contemporary sweet treats. Be prepared for the nostalgia when you see your favorite childhood candy for sale!

A visit here typically takes about two hours, so plan accordingly based on your dinner ideas.

Como entrar: Ripley’s Believe it or Not! San Francisco tickets are included on the Go San Francisco Card.

Let’s Recap

This 3 days in San Francisco itinerary really shows you the best and the brightest of the City by the Bay.

The wide variety of things to do and places to go on your three days in San Francisco will leave you feeling like you’ve gotten a true feel for the city.

Save on combined admission costs vs paying at the gate when you visit all of these attractions with a 3-Day Go San Francisco® Card.

You can also save even more with included extra discounts on dining, shopping, and additional attractions!

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