17 days in Seattle & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

17 days in Seattle & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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17 days in Seattle & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Hood Canal (in Olympic National Park) and B&B Family Farm (in Sequim). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Seattle is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Seattle. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect nights in Seattle to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

B&B Family Farm, Hood Canal
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calistoga: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Sapphire Hill Winery, & more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and view the masterpieces at Patrick Amiot.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Calistoga itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Calistoga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Calistoga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Patrick Amiot
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Calistoga in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Aftel Archive of Curious Scents
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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