22 days in Portland, Salt Lake City & Denver Itinerary

22 days in Portland, Salt Lake City & Denver Itinerary

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22 days in Portland, Salt Lake City & Denver Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam

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 discover tucked-away gems like Manzanita Beach and Tillamook Country Smoker. For shopping fun, head to Esther Short Park or The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant (in Seaside), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park & Oswald West State Park). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Woodburn Premium Outlets, take in the views from St. Johns Bridge, trek along Eagle Creek Trail Park, and pause for some photo ops at Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toSalt Lake City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, Tillamook Country Smoker, Woodburn Premium Outlets, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

6
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snowbasin Resort and Powder Mountain. Do your shopping at Tanger Outlets and Art at the Main Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Station Park (in Farmington), Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse (in Park City) and Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Golden Spike National Historic Site. There's much more to do: Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Place Shopping Mall, and contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip builder app .

You can fly from Portland to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Salt Lake City. In May, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Fashion Place Shopping Mall, Station Park, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Snowbasin Resort
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument

8
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Do your shopping at Brownfield's and Park meadows mall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arapahoe Basin and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Sally Barber Mine Trail (in Silverthorne), Many Parks Curve Overlook (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Adventure Park, appreciate the history behind The Colorado Freedom Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Outlets at Castle Rock, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver travel website .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in May, with highs in Denver at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aurora, Many Parks Curve Overlook, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Summit Lake Park, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Highlights from your plan
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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