7 days in Oregon, North Dakota & Iowa Itinerary

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Portland — 2 nights

City of Roses

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at Clear Creek Distillery, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

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Singapore, Singapore to Portland is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Fargo.
Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Fargo — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, then sample the tasty concoctions at Junkyard Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, tee off at Edgewood Golf, and then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to Fargo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Des Moines.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Golf · Parks
Side Trip

Des Moines — 1 night

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You can fly from Fargo to Des Moines in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fargo in September: high temperatures in Des Moines hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to home.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Oregon travel guide

Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

North Dakota travel guide

National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Iowa travel guide

Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."