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Where to sleep between SF and Portland?
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The total driving distance from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA is 634 miles or 1 020 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Portland, Oregon. It ends in San Francisco, California.
If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.
You can also calculate the cost of driving from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.
Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA.
Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA.
You can either drive through the coastal road US101 and CA-1 from Portland to San Francisco or by the fastest route on I-5. You will add on over 100 additional miles if you take the coastal road. However you will pass through coastal parks, sand dunes, coastal towns and see wildlife and unique trees of Portland and California.
One interesting stop is Newport OR. Newport offers recreational fishing nearly year-round where you can fish for salmon and halibut and find crabs in the bay and clams on the shore.
Just north of Newport is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. It is located at the mouth of the Yaquina River at the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. The lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and may be the oldest structure in Newport. Read more at discovernewport.com.
Have you heard about the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree? It is located in Leggert CA about 180 miles from San Francisco on US101.
Cars can drive-thru the carved 6' wide by 6'9" high space of a tree while enjoying the magnificent trees of Northern California.
Road trips are great since you have the opportunity to plan your stops and schedule your trips according to your time, budget and interests.
Travelmath helps you find driving distances based on actual directions for your road trip. You can get the distance between cities, airports, states, countries, or zip codes to figure out the best route to travel to your destination. Combine this information with the fuel cost tool to find out how much it will cost you to drive the distance, or compare the results to the straight line distance to determine whether it's better to drive or fly. You can print out pages with a travel map.