7 days in Portland & Pittsburgh Itinerary

7 days in Portland & Pittsburgh Itinerary

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7 days in Portland & Pittsburgh Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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.
Let the collections at Live Laugh Love Art and Portland Art Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Mt. Hood National Forest and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Domaine Serene in Dayton (about 54 minutes away). There's more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner .

Detroit to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, Live Laugh Love Art, Domaine Serene
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Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

3
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
James M. Stewart Museum and Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frick Art and Historical Center and Point State Park. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township), West Virginia Penitentiary (in Moundsville) and McConnells Mill State Park (in Portersville). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, snap pictures at Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge), and take a stroll through Shadyside.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pittsburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Portland to Pittsburgh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Pittsburgh is 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Moundsville, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, McConnells Mill State Park, James M. Stewart Museum
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The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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