11 days in Portland, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

11 days in Portland, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

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11 days in Portland, San Diego & Los Angeles Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  16​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Dublin

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Tom McCall Waterfront Park, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip app .

Dublin, Ireland to Portland is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. January in Portland sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion

4
days
San Diego

San Diego
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, pause for some photo ops at California Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Portland in January, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 19th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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