11 days in Greater Seattle, San Francisco & Napa Itinerary

11 days in Greater Seattle, San Francisco & Napa Itinerary

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11 days in Greater Seattle, San Francisco & Napa Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Napa
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Indianapolis

3
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 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of King Street Station, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Indianapolis to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, get curious at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of North Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Napa. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oakville, Safari West, Frog's Leap Winery, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery

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