10 days in West Coast & Reno Itinerary

10 days in West Coast & Reno Itinerary

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10 days in West Coast & Reno Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  3​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Reno
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Northwest (Nob Hill). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Winter's Hill Estate (in Dayton) and Natalies Estate Winery (in Newberg). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland day trip site .

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winter's Hill Estate, Natalies Estate Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Winter's Hill Estate ©
Winter's Hill Estate
Ladd's Addition ©
Ladd's Addition

1
night
Ashland

Ashland ©
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, then shop like a local with Gathering Glass Studio, then do a tasting at DANCIN Vineyards, and finally stroll through Lithia Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ashland road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Portland to Ashland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ashland, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reno.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Nightlife Wineries

Side Trip

DANCIN Vineyards
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Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
DANCIN Vineyards ©
DANCIN Vineyards

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Reno: Sand Harbor (in Incline Village), Nevada State Museum (in Carson City) and Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (in New Washoe City). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, try your luck at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, admire the masterpieces at Nevada Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reno attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ashland to Reno takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Reno

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Nevada State Museum, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. We've included these beaches for you: Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Reno to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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