9 days in Pacific Northwest, Redwood National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest, Redwood National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest, Redwood National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Fly:  9​h
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sioux City

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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.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland online day trip planner .

Sioux City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sioux City in December; daily highs in Portland reach 45°F and lows reach 35°F. You will leave for Timberline Lodge on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge route builder site .

Getting from Portland to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Portland in December since evenings lows in Timberline Lodge dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Winter Sports Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Hood National Forest, Kiyokawa Family Orchards
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Kiyokawa Family Orchards ©
Kiyokawa Family Orchards

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Timberline Lodge in December, with highs in Cannon Beach at 49°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park driving holiday app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 40°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Trees of Mystery
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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