9 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

9 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Boston
foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online road trip planner .

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Seattle. Traveling from Boston in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 46°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
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.
Step out of Portland with an excursion to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, stroll through Oregon Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland route maker .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at de Young Museum, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip app .

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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