4 days in Portland & Chattanooga Itinerary

4 days in Portland & Chattanooga Itinerary

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4 days in Portland & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Portland

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland day trip website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Portland. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Portland

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

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nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Ocoee (River Rafting & Tubing & Adventures Unlimited). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, admire all the interesting features of Ruby Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Mountain.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip planner .

Getting from Portland to Chattanooga by combination of flight and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Chattanooga is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in August, Chattanooga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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