6 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

6 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

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6 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City

1
day
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 17th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market
Space Needle

1
day
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland vacation planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Portland, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Alcatraz Island and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland 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 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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