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: Philadelphia
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Philadelphia

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, visit SoMa, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 11th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, Portland is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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