9 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Beer Tastings & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

Cleveland to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cleveland in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, VJB Cellars
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Meares Lighthouse and Willamette Valley. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, stroll around Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mount St. Helens, Cape Meares Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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