8 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Seattle hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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