9 days in Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
+4
Fly + Tram + Foot + Ferry + Bus:  7​h
1
Port Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  5​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Port Angeles City Pier and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): trek along Second Beach Trail, relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, then enjoy the sea views from New Dungeness Lighthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles journey builder tool .

Minneapolis to Port Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Port Angeles. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, things will get a bit cooler in Port Angeles: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip site .

You can fly from Port Angeles to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Angeles in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 22nd (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours.

You can plan Friday Harbor trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, expect Portland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach online itinerary maker .

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for little chillier days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Timberline Lodge tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Timberline Lodge can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Historic Sites Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Timberline Lodge to San Francisco. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

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