Route & dates
16 days in San Francisco, Seattle & Portland Itinerary
Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly: 22 h
San Francisco— 5 nights
Fly: 4 h 15 min
Seattle— 4 nights
Fly: 3 h
Portland— 5 nights
Fly: 21 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner .
Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to San Francisco. Traveling from Jakarta in May, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Things to do in San Francisco
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.Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner.
Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.
Things to do in Seattle
Mercer Slough Nature Park, Duthie Hill Park
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.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sokol Blosser Winery and Columbia River Highway. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Astoria Column in Astoria, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stroll through Eagle Creek Trail Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hyland Forest Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland online attractions planner .
You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Things to do in Portland
Cannon Beach, Astoria Column, Camassia Natural Area, Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway
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