19 days in San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

19 days in San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

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19 days in San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, get interesting insight from Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Gracianna Winery, Safari West, Marin Headlands, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Elliott Bay Book Company. We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve (in Belfair), Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls) and Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, sample the fine beverages at Westland Distillery, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Seattle at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, Duthie Hill Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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