18 days in California & Portland Itinerary

18 days in California & Portland Itinerary

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18 days in California & Portland Itinerary

Start: Macau
flight:  23​h
1
Glendale
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
flight:  19​h 30​min
End: Macau

7
nights
Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Carpinteria State Beach and Beaudry Loop. For shopping fun, head to Mignon Chocolate or Glendale Galleria. Explore Glendale's surroundings by going to Ventura Pier and Promenade (in Ventura), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Meditation Mount (in Ojai). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Angeles National Forest, take a stroll through Old Pasadena, buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand, and steep yourself in history at Casa Adobe De San Rafael & Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glendale trip website .

Macau, China to Glendale is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Glendale can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Tehachapi Loop, Ventura Pier and Promenade, Meditation Mount
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Angeles National Forest ©
Angeles National Forest

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Pittock Mansion. Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glendale to Portland. While traveling from Glendale, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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