16 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

16 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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16 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Santiago, Chile
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
Carmel, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Santiago, Chile

4
days
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You'll get in some beach time at Kitsilano Beach and English Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Yaletown. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, examine the collection at Museum of Anthropology, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

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Santiago, Chile to Vancouver is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Santiago, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

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Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks

2
days
Seattle, United States

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Pioneer Square and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

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You can drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Seattle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carmel.

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Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

2
days
Carmel, United States

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral and then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Carmel takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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Pacific Grove, Monterey
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

5
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Montara to see Montara State Beach about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and shop like a local with Union Square.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Montara State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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