10 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New Orleans

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then browse the different shops at Pacific Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, and then look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve - Roastery and Tasting Room.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

New Orleans to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Ballard Farmer's Market ©
Ballard Farmer's Market

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Meares Lighthouse and Johnston Ridge Observatory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Silver Falls State Park and Oregon Garden. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Cape Lookout State Park in Tillamook, approximately 1h 45 min away. Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tillamook, Silverton, Johnston Ridge Observatory
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Johnston Ridge Observatory ©
Johnston Ridge Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Fri), savor the flavors at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mavericks and then admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Mavericks, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Oxbow Public Market
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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