20 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

20 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Portland
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San Francisco

— 10 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Cardinale Estate Winery (in Oakville) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks), Hood River (Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum & Hood River Distillers Tasting Room) and The Dalles (Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum & The Dalles Murals). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, get outside with Portland Timbers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips