6 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco, Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the activities along San Francisco Bay. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip site .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll the grounds of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery ©
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
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.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, learn the secrets of production at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, and then explore the activities along Green Lake Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Green Lake Park ©
Green Lake Park

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