11 days in Portland, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Portland, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Portland, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland route planning app .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Portland. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in March: high temperatures in Portland hover around 57°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Schreiner's Iris Gardens ©
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday maker app .

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (53°F), and nights are much colder (23°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

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