12 days in Redwood National Park & Portland Itinerary

12 days in Redwood National Park & Portland Itinerary

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12 days in Redwood National Park & Portland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  10​h
1
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park attractions planner .

Indianapolis to Redwood National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in September, with highs in Redwood National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

7
nights
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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Bridge of the Gods (in Cascade Locks), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock). Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Portland travel planner .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Camassia Natural Area, Bridge of the Gods, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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