8 days in Seattle & Carlsbad Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Carlsbad Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly
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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Port Angeles

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Seattle — 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tacoma (Museum of Glass, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary planner.

Port Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Angeles in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Carlsbad.
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Carlsbad — 2 nights

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like LEGOLAND California and Free Flight. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to Dana Point (Salt Creek Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, stroll through Cardiff State Beach, and wander the streets of Carlsbad Village.

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Fly from Seattle to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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