13 days in Seattle, Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in Seattle, Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

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13 days in Seattle, Oregon & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
McMinnville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Flight and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then learn about all things military at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and finally learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River day trip planning website .

You can drive from Seattle to Hood River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. September in Hood River sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

The Dalles
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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.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip tool .

Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to McMinnville.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

1
night
McMinnville

McMinnville ©
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, learn about winemaking at Sokol Blosser Winery, then look for gifts at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Natalies Estate Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the McMinnville holiday maker app .

You can drive from Portland to McMinnville in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portland in September since evenings lows in McMinnville dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in McMinnville

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Newberg, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars ©
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey tool .

Explore your travel options from McMinnville to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from McMinnville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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