15 days in Seattle, Lake Tahoe (California) & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

15 days in Seattle, Lake Tahoe (California) & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle, Lake Tahoe (California) & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Wawona
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle tour website .

Singapore, Singapore to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to Seattle. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Seattle to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 30th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, then steep yourself in history at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Truckee day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Truckee with the Route module. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©

4
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, and fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wawona online route planner .

You can drive from Truckee to Wawona in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Truckee in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wawona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 5th (Sun), trek along Limekiln Trail, then get lost in a book at Central Park Library, then admire the landmark architecture of San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to San Jose in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Limekiln Trail, Central Park Library
Highlights from your plan
San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church ©
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara
Central Park Library ©
Central Park Library

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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