8 days in West Coast, Texas & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast, Texas & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast, Texas & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Naples
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Pike Place Market and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle holiday planner

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 58°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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Dallas

Dallas
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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Fly from San Francisco to Dallas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Dallas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Dallas sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

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2
days
Naples

Naples
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at Waterside Shops. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Sanibel Causeway and then look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip builder

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dallas to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Naples. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Naples to be much hotter, temps between 80°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Sanibel Island, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Botanical Garden
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Waterside Shops
Waterside Shops

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