17 days in California, Portland & Washington State Itinerary

17 days in California, Portland & Washington State Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. 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 · Childrens Museums
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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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

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 see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. 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

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Portland

City of Roses

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 traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 drive; or take a bus. 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 drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

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 wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art 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 walk around Discovery Park.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.