11 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Pittock Mansion. You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Go for a jaunt from Portland to McMinnville to see Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, and explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Portland International Airport. In March in Portland, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Highway, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Lake Oswego Preservation Society
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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