6 days in Atlanta & San Francisco Itinerary

6 days in Atlanta & San Francisco Itinerary

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6 days in Atlanta & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3 h
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, stop by Buford Highway Farmers Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at HomeGrown Decatur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner.

Charlotte to Atlanta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Atlanta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Buford Highway Farmers Market, HomeGrown Decatur
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Monastery of the Holy Spirit ©
Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Buford Highway Farmers Market ©
Buford Highway Farmers Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Exploratorium. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Atlanta to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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