15 days in Seattle & Dallas Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & Dallas Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle & Dallas Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 6 nights
End: Seattle

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room as well as Puget Sound Express. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Worden State Park and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Point Defiance Park (in Tacoma). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, visit a coastal fixture at West Point Lighthouse, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Seattle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Worden State Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Puget Sound Express, Point Defiance Park, Bloedel Reserve
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You've now added Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the dining and entertainment at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and then identify plant and animal life at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Bishop Arts District and then admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Dallas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Dallas reach 96°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

6
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
You'll explore and learn at Museum of History & Industry and Hands On Children's Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Lower Big Quilcene Trail and Alki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia), Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Mount Walker (in Olympic National Park). Enjoy Seattle some more: take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, walk around Green Lake Park, explore and take pictures at University of Washington, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dallas to Seattle by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympia, Olympic National Park, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, Chihuly Bridge of Glass
Highlights from your plan
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

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