3 days in Portland & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

3 days in Portland & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Start: Portland
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Portland
— Few hours
Bus:  8 h
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  8 h
End: Portland

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, gain insight at Portland State University, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mono Pass Trail and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Portland to Yosemite National Park in 26 hours. In May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Portland - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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