15 days in Columbus, Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Columbus, Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

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Columbus — 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Rockhouse, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and rejuvenate at Blue Valley Massage. On your second day here, examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, take a stroll through Easton Town Center, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge your taste buds at Pedal Wagon Columbus.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Columbus. August in Columbus sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Portland.
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Portland — 5 nights

City of Roses

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Lacamas Park Trail (in Camas) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, stop by Powell's City of Books, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Columbus.
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Columbus — 1 night

The Discovery City

On the 15th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, then take in the architecture and design of Pontifical College Josephinum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Little Miami Scenic Trail, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then explore the world behind art at Dayton Metro Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Columbus trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Columbus in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Columbus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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