13 days in California, Bend & Portland Itinerary

13 days in California, Bend & Portland Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Norco
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Norco — 4 nights

Norco is a city in Riverside County, California, in the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norco: Menifee (Motte Historical Museum & Drop Zone Waterpark) and Perris Auto Speedway (in Perris). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Yanks Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Planes of Fame Air Museum, stroll through Silverlakes Sports Complex, and take a peaceful walk through Chino Hills State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Norco day trip website.

Stuttgart, Germany to Norco is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in July, you will find days in Norco are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 1 day

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 11th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder.

Traveling by car from Norco to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Norco, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.
Theme Parks
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 12th (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Getting from Santa Barbara to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Eureka.
Shopping · Historic Sites

Eureka — 1 night

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Carson Mansion and then cruise along Redwood Highway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Eureka trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Eureka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Eureka are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bend.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Bend — 3 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Step out of Bend with an excursion to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Sam Johnson Park, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and examine the collection at High Desert Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bend day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Bend takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in July, expect nights in Bend to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trip

Portland — 1 night

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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.