15 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Seattle
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Portland
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San Francisco
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Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get outside with Outdoor Activities, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Haystack Rock). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip website.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries