15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Los Angeles & Portland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Loop Road and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Chapel of the Sacred Heart (in Moose). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and hike along Artist Point.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

5
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and Irvine Spectrum Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and South Coast Plaza (in Costa Mesa). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

South Coast Plaza, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Irvine Spectrum Center, Two Rodeo Drive, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Woodburn Premium Outlets or Powell's City of Books. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbia River Highway and Live Laugh Love Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Bonneville Hatchery (in Cascade Locks) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, and snap pictures at St. Johns Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Portland hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Vancouver, Woodburn Premium Outlets, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Highway, Bonneville Hatchery
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Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

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