17 days in Seattle & Reading Itinerary

17 days in Seattle & Reading Itinerary

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17 days in Seattle & Reading Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Reading
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails & Washington State History Museum), Cadee Distillery (in Clinton) and Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Mount Walker). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip tool .

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reading.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue, Tacoma, Cadee Distillery, Sparkman Cellars
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
Reading

Reading ©
Reading, is the county seat of Berks County and with a population of 87,575 is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Change things up with these side-trips from Reading: Landis Valley Museum (in Lancaster), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Chadds Ford (Brandywine Battlefield & Brandywine River Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reading journey planning site .

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Reading with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In October in Reading, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reading

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Chadds Ford, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hagley Museum and Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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