7 days in Portland & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

7 days in Portland & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Portland & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​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.
Explore hidden gems such as Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Trillium Lake in Government Camp, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trillium Lake, Silver Falls State Park
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Dragon's Mouth Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Artists’ Paintpots. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway in Moose, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway
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Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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