15 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

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Portland
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma) and Healdsburg (Comstock Wines, Thumbprint Cellars, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner.

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Multnomah Falls and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. You'll get in some beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Elowah Falls (in Cascade Locks) and Astoria (Lightship Columbia & Columbia River Maritime Museum). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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