15 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Wellington

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Predators of the Heart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve (in Belfair) and Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill (in Woodinville). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle day trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Seattle is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In November, Seattle is a bit cooler than Wellington - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill, Predators of the Heart
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Marshall’s Beach and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Healdsburg (Comstock Wines, Gracianna Winery, & more) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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