35 days in Harbin, Vancouver & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

35 days in Harbin, Vancouver & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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35 days in Harbin, Vancouver & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

San Francisco, United States
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Harbin, China
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
San Francisco, United States
— 13 nights
San Francisco, United States

8
days
Harbin, China

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, nature, museums, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Harbin Polarland, admire the striking features of Harbin Flood Control Memorial Tower, and get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Harbin travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Harbin is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Francisco to Harbin. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Harbin is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

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Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao) ©
Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao)
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World

11
days
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Whytecliff Park (in West Vancouver), Shannon Falls Provincial Park (in Squamish) and Whistler (Whistler Sliding Centre, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Stanley Park, kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, trek along Seawall in Vancouver, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vancouver itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Harbin to Vancouver with the Route module. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Harbin to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Harbin in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Whistler, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge

13
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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