5 days in Santee & Bellingham Itinerary

5 days in Santee & Bellingham Itinerary

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Fly to San Diego International Airport, Drive to Santee
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Santee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellingham
— 1 night
Drive

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Santee — 2 nights

Santee is a suburb of San Diego in San Diego County, California, with a population of 53,413 at the 2010 census. Explore Santee's surroundings by going to Chuparosa Vineyards (in Ramona), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Potato Chip Rock (in Poway). The adventure continues: walk around Old Poway Park, explore the activities along Santee Lakes, try your luck at Viejas Casino, and trek along Iron Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santee trip planner.

Seattle to Santee is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Santee at 88°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bellingham.
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Parks · Casinos · Nature · Fun & Games
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Bellingham — 1 night

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll around Boulevard Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, cruise along Chuckanut Drive, walk around Lake Padden Park, and then walk around Whatcom Falls Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bellingham road trip app.

You can drive from Santee to Bellingham in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Santee, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Bellingham, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive