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
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Berkeley
— 2 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse-Studio. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and look for gifts at Made in Washington.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planner .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. January in Seattle sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Appreciate the collections at Garibaldi Museum and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach) and Beach Books (in Seaside). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Garibaldi Museum, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Davis Family Vineyards. Get some cultural insight at BobDog Winery and Storybook Mountain Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Geyserville (Cast Wines & Pech Merle Winery Tasting Lounge), St. Helena (Charbay Winery & Distillery & Sherwin Family Vineyards) and Healdsburg (Papapietro Perry Winery, Peterson Winery, & more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Williams Selyem Winery, and examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa travel route planner .

Fly from Portland to Santa Rosa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Portland in January, expect nights in Santa Rosa to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berkeley.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Calistoga, Geyserville, St. Helena, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
BobDog Winery ©
BobDog Winery
Storybook Mountain Vineyards
Storybook Mountain Vineyards

2
days
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at University of California, Berkeley. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at The Hess Collection Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berkeley itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Berkeley takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Berkeley

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

The Hess Collection Winery
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University of California, Berkeley ©
University of California, Berkeley
The Hess Collection Winery ©
The Hess Collection Winery

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

San Francisco is very close to Berkeley. In January in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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