16 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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16 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Rapid City

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Oswald West State Park). Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online sightseeing planner .

Rapid City to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Camassia Natural Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

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You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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