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.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Stephen & Walker Winery. Get outdoors at Point Reyes Safaris and Safari West. Venture out of the city with trips to Tule Elk Preserve (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to San Francisco. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then make a trip to Space Needle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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