5 days in Portland & Salem Itinerary

5 days in Portland & Salem Itinerary

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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to San Ramon

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Portland — 2 nights

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 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then deepen your understanding at Portland State University, and finally see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Washington Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour planner.

San Ramon to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Ramon in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Salem.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Salem — 2 nights

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Oregon Garden, then don't miss a visit to The Gordon House, and then get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salem day trip app.

Getting from Portland to Salem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wineries
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