9 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), then sample the tasty concoctions at Clear Creek Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and finally take a stroll through Ladd's Addition. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Natalies Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Adelsheim Vineyard, then do a tasting at Carlton Winemakers Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland online visit planner .

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Newberg, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Carlton Winemakers Studio
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ©

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route builder website .

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in February, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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