22 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

22 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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22 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Santa Rosa
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Berkeley
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and Museum of Pop Culture. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Mukilteo to see Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping

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Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

5
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cannon Beach History Center and Museum (in Cannon Beach) and Beach Books (in Seaside). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, and tee off at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Portland are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

7
days
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and BobDog Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Peterson Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Rosa: Geyserville (Cast Wines & Pech Merle Winery Tasting Lounge), Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville) and Healdsburg (Davis Family Vineyards, Pezzi King Winery, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Storybook Mountain Vineyards, examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Rosa tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Portland to Santa Rosa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in February: highs in Santa Rosa hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Berkeley.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Calistoga, Geyserville, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
BobDog Winery ©
BobDog Winery
V. Sattui ©
V. Sattui

1
day
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore and take pictures at University of California, Berkeley.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berkeley online vacation builder .

Getting from Santa Rosa to Berkeley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.
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University of California, Berkeley ©
University of California, Berkeley

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Twin Peaks, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation website .

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Berkeley. In February, daytime highs in San Francisco are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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