18 days in Portland & San Jose Itinerary

18 days in Portland & San Jose Itinerary

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18 days in Portland & San Jose Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Jose
— 10 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Powell's City of Books. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Hug Point State Park, & more) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker app .

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Portland. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Portland hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

10
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Attractions like Point Lobos and Monterey Bay Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Monterey (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Monterey Bay, & more), Carmel (Carmel River State Beach, Seventeen Mile Drive, & more) and Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive, Cave Train, & more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, make a splash at Aqua Adventure Waterpark, and get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Jose trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, Milpitas, Tall Trees Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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