38 days in San Diego & Seattle Itinerary

38 days in San Diego & Seattle Itinerary

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San Diego
— 14 nights
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Seattle
— 23 nights
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San Diego

— 14 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Cucamonga Service Station (in Rancho Cucamonga), Yorba Regional Park (in Anaheim) and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Chino Hills). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, trek along Razor Point and Beach Trail Loop, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Diego. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 68°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Seattle

— 23 nights

Emerald City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Paul's Church (in Port Gamble), Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville) and Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor, Bunch Creek Falls, &more). Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pioneer Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Roslyn Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Diego to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Seattle at 72°F and lows at 56°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips