40 days in Portland & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

40 days in Portland & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Portland
— 21 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 16 nights
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Portland

— 21 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.
Get some historical perspective at Columbia River Highway and Tillamook Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Flavel House Museum and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Hug Point State Park, &more), Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (in Pacific City) and Hood River (Mount Hood & Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge). The adventure continues: stroll through Drift Creek Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, find something for the whole family at Enchanted Forest Theme Park, and enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

Macon to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Macon to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Macon in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 16 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grandview Point and Hermit's Rest. Get some cultural insight at Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Explore Grand Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Glen Canyon Dam (in Tonalea Coconino County), Cameron Trading Post (in Cameron) and Supai (Mooney Falls & Havasupai Falls). On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: get great views at Navajo Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder website.

Getting from Portland to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Portland in July, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips