10 days in San Francisco, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, stroll through Ed Munro Seahurst Park, and then kick back and relax at Alki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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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.
Relax by the water at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Get in touch with nature at Ecola State Park and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, trek along Forest Park, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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