27 days in Columbus, Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

27 days in Columbus, Seattle & San Diego Itinerary

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Columbus — 6 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rockhouse and Carillon Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Hershberger's Farm & Bakery (in Millersburg), The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Ohio State University, wander the streets of Short North Arts District, hunt for treasures at North Market Farmer's Market, and immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Columbus road trip site.

New York City to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, Columbus is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sky View Observatory and Kubota Garden. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Seattle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 11 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: San Diego Botanic Garden (in Encinitas), Summers Past Farms (in El Cajon) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 78°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Columbus.
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Columbus — 1 day

The Discovery City

On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through German Village, view the masterpieces at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Topiary Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Columbus online trip builder.

You can fly from San Diego to Columbus in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Columbus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in November; daily highs in Columbus reach 52°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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