14 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

14 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

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Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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.
Relax by the water at Alki Beach and Meadowdale Beach Park. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Marina Beach Park (in Edmonds), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Olympic National Park (Mount Walker & Lower Big Quilcene Trail). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Gardens Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner.

Atlanta to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in January, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (10°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and California Academy of Sciences. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Dunes Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips