8 days in Sacramento, San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Sacramento, San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

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Start: Sacramento
1
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, thenexamine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally trek along Stevens Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Elk Grove Creek Trail, do a tasting at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento holiday builder website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sacramento. In August, daytime highs in Sacramento are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Elk Grove Creek Trail, Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

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

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Sacramento, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, thenget outside with Portland Timbers, thenadmire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, thenadmire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, thenstroll through Wildwood Trail, and finally hike along Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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