5 days in Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

5 days in Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sky View Observatory and University of Washington. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Kerry Park, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning tool.

Portland to Seattle is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 79°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites