30 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

30 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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30 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
1
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

8
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Museum of Pop Culture. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Flight and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Whatcom Falls Park (in Bellingham), Lynden Pioneer Museum (in Lynden) and Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Point Defiance Park, & more). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, gain insight at University of Washington, and get advice or help at Seattle Public Library.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle online trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Camano Island, Mount Ellinor, Dosewallips State Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

11
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.
The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Fort Clatsop National Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Willamette Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Garibaldi Museum (in Garibaldi) and Silverton (Oregon Garden & Silver Falls State Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Portland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Silverton, Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marin Headlands and Lands End. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Crocker Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (in Santa Cruz). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Presidio of San Francisco, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey maker .

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Portland in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sacramento, Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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