15 days in Phoenix & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Phoenix & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Phoenix & Portland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly + Foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

7
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Visiting Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery and Wrigley Mansion. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (in Payson), Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Dolly Steamboat, explore the world behind art at Phoenix Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary site .

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 83°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Queen Creek Olive Mill, the Dolly Steamboat
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Get some historical perspective at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Tillamook Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita), Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, hike along Forest Park, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at Oregon Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for colder days in Portland, with highs around 63°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 44°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silverton, Tillamook, Little Zigzag Falls, Wildwood Recreation Site, Mount Hood
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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