41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 34 nights
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park. On the next day, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yellowstone National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then make a trip to Hurricane Ridge. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in Olympic National Park dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

34
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Visiting Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Port Gamble Museum (in Port Gamble), Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville) and Remlinger Farms (in Carnation). Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and admire the majestic nature at Saint Edward State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planning site .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympia, Bellevue, Woodinville, Issaquah
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Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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