15 days in San Francisco, Denver & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Denver & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Denver & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and have fun at RocketBoat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hotel De Paris Museum (in Georgetown), Flatirons (in Boulder) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, stop by Tattered Cover Book Store, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip website .

Fly from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, Flatirons, Hotel de Paris Museum
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

4
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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, and explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planning site .

Getting from Denver to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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