6 days in Portland & Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Portland & Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Portland & Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

2
nights
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.
When in Portland, make a side trip to see Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and walk around South Park Blocks.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland journey tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Keeneland (in Lexington) and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip itinerary site .

Fly from Portland to Louisville in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Louisville is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Louisville when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Keeneland
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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