8 days in Glacier National Park, Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Glacier National Park, Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Glacier National Park, Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Grinnell Glacier, then hike along Highline Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip maker app .

Atlanta to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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