10 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online attractions planner.

Madison to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Madison to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in March, things will get much warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Portland

City of Roses

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and trek along Forest Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get a bit cooler in Portland: highs are around 57°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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