15 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

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Seattle — 6 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kids will enjoy Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Living Computers: Museum + Labs. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Bunch Creek Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle planner.

Washington to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa Creek, Charles M. Schulz Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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