15 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & Portland Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
2
Portland
— 7 nights

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Comstock Wines, Thumbprint Cellars, &more), Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner.

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Castello di Amorosa
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Multnomah Falls and Cannon Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Haystack Rock and Columbia River Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Elowah Falls (in Cascade Locks) and Lightship Columbia (in Astoria). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, get to know the resident critters at Washington Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Elowah Falls, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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