17 days in West Coast & Washington Island Itinerary

17 days in West Coast & Washington Island Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Washington Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego

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San Diego — 1 night

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 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Diego. In September, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday website.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle vacation planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Seattle at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Olympic National Park dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington Island.
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Washington Island — 3 nights

Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Step out of Washington Island with an excursion to Cast N Catch Charters in Sturgeon Bay--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fair Isle Books & Gifts, examine the collection at Jacobsen Museum, stop by Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop, and stroll through Schoolhouse Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington Island day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Washington Island with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Olympic National Park to Washington Island is 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Washington Island can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and get great views at Valley View.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Washington Island to Yosemite National Park takes 33.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington Island to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington Island in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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