11 days in Seattle, Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Seattle, Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Seattle, Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park, then get outside with Champion Arms, and finally stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the activities along Brackett's Landing South, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online tour planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in July, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Kent, Brackett's Landing South, Seahurst Beach Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, and finally get outside with Big Winds.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hood River trip maker app .

Drive from Seattle to Hood River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Hood River, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Rowena Crest Viewpoint
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Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Big Winds ©
Big Winds

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, stop by Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

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Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanita
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, view the masterpieces at Mossy Creek Pottery, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newport tour itinerary site .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: high temperatures in Newport hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Mossy Creek Pottery
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Mossy Creek Pottery ©
Mossy Creek Pottery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Des Chutes Historical Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bend day trip tool .

Getting from Newport to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bend

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Des Chutes Historical Museum ©
Des Chutes Historical Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Bend to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bend in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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