16 days in Portland, San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

16 days in Portland, San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

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16 days in Portland, San Francisco & Sacramento Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  22​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Portland Art Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Willamette Valley and Flavel House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Idiot's Grace (in Lyle), Domaine Serene (in Dayton) and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, examine the collection at Portland Puppet Museum, snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Portland is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Portland due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August; daily highs in Portland reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Idiot's Grace, Flavel House Museum, Domaine Serene
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Walt Disney Family Museum and USS Pampanito. Explore hidden gems such as VJB Cellars and Legion of Honor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Balloon Rides (in Napa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Balloon Rides, VJB Cellars, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of California Museum, browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum, then take an in-depth tour of California State Indian Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Governor's Mansion. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room, then get engrossed in the history at Wells Fargo Museum, and finally examine the collection at Old Sacramento.

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Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sacramento hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Wineries
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Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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