22 days in Salt Lake City, Sacramento & Portland Itinerary

22 days in Salt Lake City, Sacramento & Portland Itinerary

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22 days in Salt Lake City, Sacramento & Portland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sacramento
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Berlin

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as This is the Place Heritage Park and Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Take a break from the city and head to Golden Spike National Historic Site and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Brigham City (Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge & Brigham City Tabernacle), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Historic 25th Street (in Ogden). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, make a trip to Olympic Cauldron Park, and admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder tool .

Berlin, Germany to Salt Lake City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. In June in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Brigham City, Snowbasin Resort, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Historic 25th Street
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge ©
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Step off the beaten path and head to Calaveras Big Trees State Park and West Coast Falconry. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and McKinley Park. Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to Empire Mine State Historic Park (in Grass Valley), Mother Orange Tree (in Oroville) and Columbia State Historic Park (in Columbia). The adventure continues: get your game on at Fairytale Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, admire the majestic nature at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Diablo State Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento trip builder website .

Fly from Salt Lake City to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Sacramento, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mother Orange Tree, Empire Mine State Historic Park, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Mount Diablo State Park, Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Highlights from your plan
American River Bicycle Trail ©
American River Bicycle Trail
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Hood and Willamette Valley. Get in touch with nature at Forest Park and Oneonta Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to The Gordon House (in Silverton), Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River) and Bonneville Hatchery (in Cascade Locks). There's still lots to do: stroll around Hoyt Arboretum, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, and contemplate the geological forces at Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland attractions planner .

Getting from Sacramento to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sacramento in July, you will find days in Portland are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Hood River, The Gordon House, Lucia Falls Regional Park, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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