9 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Space Needle, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation site .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. November in Seattle sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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