6 days in Portland & Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in Portland & Washington DC Itinerary

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6 days in Portland & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then stroll through Washington Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Washington DC on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Portland to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in May, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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