13 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

13 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Kansas City

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Green Lake Park. Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Flight and Seattle Great Wheel. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympia (Hands On Children's Museum & Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle sightseeing planner.

Kansas City to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in June, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympia
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

5
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 off the beaten path and head to International Rose Test Garden and Powell's City of Books. Escape the urban bustle at Oneonta Gorge and Wahkeena Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Corbett (Latourell Falls & Bridal Veil Falls), Bonneville Hatchery (in Cascade Locks) and Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Hoyt Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Lownsdale Square Park, and admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland visit planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Corbett, Cascade Locks, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Willamette River Trail
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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