17 days in San Francisco & Oregon Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco & Oregon Itinerary

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17 days in San Francisco & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland journey tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Highway
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hood River road trip website .

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hood River are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach route website .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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