35 days in Atlanta, Portland & Chicago Itinerary

35 days in Atlanta, Portland & Chicago Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Portland
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Atlanta

— 11 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like World of Coca-Cola and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain), Arabia Mountain (in Lithonia) and Southern Estates Alpacas (in Adairsville). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and don't miss a visit to Marietta Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner.

New York City to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Atlanta to be a bit warmer, temps between 53°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Portland

— 13 nights

City of Roses

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.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Sokol Blosser Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in the awesome beauty at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and browse the collection at Multnomah County Central Library.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Portland online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Portland takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Portland. While traveling from Atlanta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chicago

— 10 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Children's Museum. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Glencoe to see Chicago Botanic Garden about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, walk around Millennium Park, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online route builder.

Getting from Portland to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Chicago. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in February: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 36°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips