7 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Zurich

3
days
Portland

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.
Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Astoria Column will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach History Center and Museum & Haystack Rock). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Portland is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Portland is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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