San Francisco to Seattle Overview

Travel from California, through Oregon and finish in Washington on this west coast tour of America. See the Golden Gate Bridge, Bend, Mt St Helens and the city of Portland.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,935
      CAD $1,955
      AUD $2,040
      EUR €1,665
      GBP £1,220
      NZD $2,415
      ZAR R18,530
      CHF FR2,055
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016. View later San Francisco to Seattle.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Hit up the Pacific Northwest of America from San Francisco to Seattle via Portland.

From the undulating roads of San Francisco, travel through Eugene and visit Mt St Helens volcano. Get active rafting, biking and hiking (or shopping) in Bend before hitting up the hippest cafes and restaurants in quirky Seattle. This overland trip combines bubbly cities, wicked wilderness and a dollop of history in a perfectly blended Pacific Northwest brew, rich with culture, food and scenic delights.

  • See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Discover the great outdoors in Bend
  • Sip beers in a famous microbrewery in Portland
  • Explore the active Mt St Helens volcano
  • Embrace the alternative style of Seattle

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Finish:

    Seattle, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Cottage (2 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight seated train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Overnight seated train, Train
  • Included activities:

    Day trip to Mt St Helens

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    661kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $1,935
    CAD $1,955
    AUD $2,040
    EUR €1,665
    GBP £1,220
    NZD $2,415
    ZAR R18,530
    CHF FR2,055
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $193
    CAD $195
    AUD $204
    EUR €166
    GBP £122
    NZD $241
    ZAR R1,853
    CHF FR205
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San Francisco to Seattle Summary

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Day 1 San Francisco

The hilliest city in the country, San Fran welcomes you with its eclectic architecture, Golden Gate Bridge and rolling cable cars. Head to Fisherman’s Wharf to hire a bike or maybe take a tour of Alcatraz, the notorious high-security prison located on an island in the middle of the bay. After a busy day of sightseeing, how about a relaxed dinner with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge on the horizon, or stop by Chinatown to find your fortune in a cookie.

Day 2 Overnight Train

Another day in sunny San Francisco. How about a climb to the top of Telegraph Hill for a superb view of the city or head to the Haight district of town and stroll through Golden Gate Park. Be sure to stop at Hippie Hill to spot free-spirited drummers, jugglers and artists experimenting with their craft.

Day 3 Eugene

Chill out in the university town of Eugene, where a proud hippie heritage is still noticeable at the 5th Street Public Market.

Days 4-5 Bend

Head to Bend for a few days of outdoor adventure. Depending on the time of year, either hit the rapids of Deschutes River or the slopes of the nearby snowy mountains. The rolling landscape is a great place for a bike ride or get vertical rock climbing the rugged countryside. If the great outdoors gets a little too much, why not take a stroll around town, grab a coffee and hit the shopping malls and outlets.

Days 6-8 Portland/Mt St Helens

In the Pacific Northwest, visit the intriguing up-and-coming city of Portland. As the greenest city in America, begin with a walk through Forest Park, the biggest inner-city park in the country or take in the tranquil air of the Classical Chinese Gardens. With the most breweries in the world found in Portland, be sure to relax with a beer and watch the bubbly characters of the city go by. Journey to Mount St Helens, an active volcano steaming and bubbling as recently as 2008, which offers incredible hikes and an impressive historical museum.

Days 9-10 Seattle

It may be cloudy and a little drizzly, but Seattle is anything but an indoor city. Head to the bohemian Pike Place Market, chill out with a latte in Hing Hay Park or take shelter from the rain at the Pacific Science Centre or Science-Fiction Museum. Seattle is all that is hip and cool while also appeasing active sportspeople and gourmet enthusiasts. Perhaps finish the tour by dining on Seattle’s signature salmon by the bay or a famous ‘hand forged’ Top Pot doughnut and Irish Coffee – it’s the way of the Seattleite.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,935
      CAD $1,955
      AUD $2,040
      EUR €1,665
      GBP £1,220
      NZD $2,415
      ZAR R18,530
      CHF FR2,055
      *
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