11 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Francisco is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to San Francisco is minus 4 hours. When traveling from San Juan in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Bend takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Bend hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Parks Wildlife
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Newport

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bend in July, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at Starvation Creek State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Hood River, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and then explore the galleries of Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planner .

Drive from Hood River to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Boeing Future of Flight
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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