15 days in Salem & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Salem & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Salem & Portland Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Portland
— 12 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

1
day
Salem

Salem is the capital of the U.S. On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Gilbert House Children's Museum, then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and then grab your bike and head to Willamette River bike trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salem travel itinerary creator.

London, UK to Salem is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Salem due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salem: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Trails Parks Museums

Side Trips

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette River bike trail
Highlights from your plan
Gilbert House Children's Museum
Willamette Valley Vineyards

13
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pittock Mansion and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more), Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Oswald West State Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Hood River, Trillium Lake, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach
Multnomah Falls

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