10 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & California Itinerary

10 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & California Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & California Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Seattle is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Seattle. When traveling from San Juan in September, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
night
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln City online holiday builder .

Getting from Seattle to Lincoln City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Lincoln City to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Shopping Museums
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Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by The Cheese Shop and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carmel day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Lincoln City to Carmel takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lincoln City in September, with highs in Carmel at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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