10 days in Bloomington-Normal & Portland Itinerary

10 days in Bloomington-Normal & Portland Itinerary

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Bloomington
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Portland
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Bloomington — 1 night

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, then have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, and then stroll through Constitution Trail. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Miller Park Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington travel itinerary planner.

Springfield to Bloomington is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Bloomington are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Portland — 8 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach) and Hood River (Hood River Lavender Farms & Mitchell Point Trail). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and hike along Forest Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bloomington to Portland. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bloomington to Portland. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from Bloomington in July, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Bloomington-Normal travel guide

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Zoos · Historic Sites · Children’s Museums