15 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker app .

Bangkok, Thailand to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Powell's City of Books. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach), Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside) and Wheeler Station Antiques (in Wheeler). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, and take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Portland dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Wheeler Station Antiques, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and Museum of Pop Culture. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Historic Flight Foundation (in Mukilteo) and Tacoma (Washington State History Museum & Tacoma Art Museum). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip builder .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Mukilteo, Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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