7 days in San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Step out of the city life by going to Point Reyes Safaris and Tule Elk Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Pioneer Square, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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