8 days in San Francisco & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Portland
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Seattle
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip builder.

Honolulu to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Portland.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Portland — 2 nights

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 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Forest Park, trek along Wildwood Trail, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Clear Creek Distillery, and finally walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours