7 days in Greater Portland & Casco Bay & West Coast Itinerary

7 days in Greater Portland & Casco Bay & West Coast Itinerary

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Portland
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, trek along Westbrook River Walk, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, then head outdoors with Red Claws Basketball, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Maine Food for Thought Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary website.

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in August; daily highs in Portland reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Portland to Seattle takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Portland to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods