13 days in California & Portland Itinerary

13 days in California & Portland Itinerary

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Glendale
— 3 nights
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Portland
— 2 nights

3
nights
Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then walk around Deukmejian Wilderness Park, and finally stroll around Brand Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Shambala Preserve, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Neon Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Glendale sightseeing planning site.

Hong Kong, China to Glendale is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glendale when traveling from Hong Kong in December, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bridge To Nowhere, Norton Simon Museum, Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, Shambala Preserve
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Deukmejian Wilderness Park ©
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
Bridge To Nowhere ©
Bridge To Nowhere
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Glendale to San Simeon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glendale in December: high temperatures in San Simeon hover around 20°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

2
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in December since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, then hike along Forest Park, and then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway and then immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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