17 days in California, Portland & Washington State Itinerary

17 days in California, Portland & Washington State Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Singapore

3
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then trek along Forest Park, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Portland at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip tool.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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