42 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Seattle Itinerary

42 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Seattle Itinerary

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42 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Pacific Grove
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
St. Helena
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 13 nights
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Pacific Grove is known for historic sites, nature, beaches, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Point Lobos, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pacific Grove online travel route planner .

San Francisco to Pacific Grove is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Pacific Grove can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

11
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park (in Petaluma), Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Mission San Francisco Solano, & more) and Napa (Taylor Family Vineyards, Artesa Vineyards & Winery, & more). Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, admire the majestic nature at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Helena vacation planner.

You can drive from Pacific Grove to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. Traveling from Pacific Grove in February, St. Helena is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Oakville
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

13
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 out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal, Murhut Falls, & more), Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Washington State History Museum, & more) and Mt Si (in North Bend). Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

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Fly from St. Helena to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from St. Helena in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Bellevue, Imagine Children's Museum, Mt Si
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

13
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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