9 days in San Francisco, Port Angeles & Greater Seattle Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Port Angeles & Greater Seattle Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco, Port Angeles & Greater Seattle Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
+3
subway + Fly + tram + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Rockaway Beach. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Minneapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Rockaway Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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China Beach ©
China Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), trek along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, and then cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Angeles planning website .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Port Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Port Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Port Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive ©
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, admire the majestic nature at Tolmie State Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Washington State Capitol.

Start your trip to Olympia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Angeles to Olympia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympia

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

2
nights
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 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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