5 days in Portland & Palo Alto Itinerary

5 days in Portland & Palo Alto Itinerary

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5 days in Portland & Palo Alto Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Palo Alto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Portland

1
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.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Portland

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

4
nights
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Palo Alto: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton), Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium & 17-Mile Drive) and Pacific Grove (Asilomar State Beach & Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Palo Alto online day trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to Palo Alto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in October: highs in Palo Alto hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Point Lobos, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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