8 days in Pacific Northwest & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  10​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + bus + Fly + bus + train:  16​h 30​min
Washington DC

3
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Alki Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online itinerary planner

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 23rd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner

Getting from Seattle to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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