45 days in Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

45 days in Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

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45 days in Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 21 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 21 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

21
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bruce Lee Grave Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Point No Point Lighthouse & Park and West Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Port Townsend (The Rothschild House & Fort Worden State Park), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Dosewallips State Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the majestic nature at Point Defiance Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle online visit planner .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In November, Seattle is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Washington State, Olympic National Park, Olympia, Port Townsend
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

21
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Oceanside Pier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Carlsbad (Carlsbad Village & South Carlsbad State Beach), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs) and Laguna Beach (Crystal Cove, Heisler Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, head off the coast to Coronado Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip website .

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Carlsbad, Temecula, Encinitas, Oceanside
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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