15 days in Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jackson

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Runyon Canyon Park. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and immerse yourself in nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planning website .

Jackson to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jackson to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Oregon Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Astoria Column (in Astoria). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, trek along Forest Park, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Portland by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in Portland are much colder (46°F), and nights are a bit cooler (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Astoria Column
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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