9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington State Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington State Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington State Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Toutle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly + tram + Fly:  13​h
London

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In October, San Francisco is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
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Twin Peaks

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Seattle at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toutle.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
day
Toutle

Toutle ©
Toutle is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toutle travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Seattle to Toutle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Toutle, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

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Mount St. Helens
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Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

2
days
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Second Beach Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Toutle to Olympic National Park. October in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

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