11 days in Seattle, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Seattle, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Seattle, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

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.
Get outdoors at Snoqualmie Falls and Lower Big Quilcene Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Sky View Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at Seattle Public Library and stroll around Kerry Park.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation planner .

Kansas City to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in September, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Marin Headlands. Visiting Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Alcatraz Island will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Balloon Rides (in Napa). There's still lots to do: trek along Lands End, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Keller Beach Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Keller Beach Park, Wine Tours & Tastings, Marin Headlands, Balloon Rides, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Tioga Pass. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and El Capitan. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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