9 days in Portland & Anchorage Itinerary

9 days in Portland & Anchorage Itinerary

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9 days in Portland & Anchorage Itinerary

Jeddah
Fly:  30​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
Jeddah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Forest Park, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Portland is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in September: high temperatures in Portland hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books

3
days
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for trails, museums, wildlife areas, sightseeing, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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Getting from Portland to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Portland to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Anchorage hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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