7 days in San Diego, Austin & Portland Itinerary

7 days in San Diego, Austin & Portland Itinerary

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7 days in San Diego, Austin & Portland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 1 night
3
Portland
— 1 day
End: San Diego

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Diego. In February, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then stop by Central Market, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip website .

You can fly from San Diego to Austin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in March, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Austin

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Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

1
day
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then get outside with Red Claws Basketball, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Fly from Austin to Portland in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Portland. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in March, with highs in Portland at 40°F and lows at 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries Museums

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Portland Head Light
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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