18 days in California & Portland Itinerary

18 days in California & Portland Itinerary

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18 days in California & Portland Itinerary

Start: Macau
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Glendale
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: Macau

7
nights
Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Old Pasadena and Tehachapi Loop will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Carpinteria State Beach and Angeles National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glendale: 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. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Gamble House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St. Mark, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, and take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glendale trip site .

Macau, China to Glendale is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Macau to Glendale. In December, daily temperatures in Glendale can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Tehachapi Loop, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 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.
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Portland Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Glendale to Portland with the Route module. Traveling from Glendale in December, you will find days in Portland are cooler (8°C), and nights are little chillier (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

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Exploratorium and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Portland in December, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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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