9 days in Hood River, Fort Collins & Milwaukee Itinerary

9 days in Hood River, Fort Collins & Milwaukee Itinerary

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9 days in Hood River, Fort Collins & Milwaukee Itinerary

Portland
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hood River
— 3 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
Fort Collins
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Portland

3
days
Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stop by Apple Valley Country Store, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hood River itinerary builder.

Portland to Hood River is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. December in Hood River sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Multnomah Falls

2
days
Fort Collins

The City of Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Cache La Poudre River and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Collins itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hood River to Fort Collins in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hood River to Fort Collins is 1 hour. Traveling from Hood River in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Collins, with lows around 17°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
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Bear Lake
Trail Ridge Road
New Belgium Brewing Company

2
days
Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Pabst Mansion, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and finally examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of St. Josaphat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Milwaukee County Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Miller Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fort Collins to Milwaukee takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Fort Collins in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milwaukee: temperatures range from 34°F by day to 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Milwaukee County Zoo
Harley-Davidson Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours

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