11 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

11 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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11 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Calgary

2
nights
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder site .

Calgary, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Calgary to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column. On the next day, stroll through Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip tool .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, Cannon Beach is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria Column
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 31st (Wed), get your game on at Sandland Adventures, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, admire the majestic nature at Smelt Sands State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then have fun at Sand Master Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Yachats trip planner .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In July, Yachats is a bit cooler than Cannon Beach - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Florence
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Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yachats to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yachats in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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