8 days in Miranda, Portland & Columbia Falls Itinerary

8 days in Miranda, Portland & Columbia Falls Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santa Clarita
Drive:  9 h
1
Miranda
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h
3
Columbia Falls
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Santa Clarita

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Miranda

Miranda ©
Miranda is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avenue of the Giants. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Founders Grove and then take a memorable drive along Avenue of the Giants.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Miranda route planner.

Santa Clarita to Miranda is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Santa Clarita in July, plan for colder days in Miranda, with highs around 63°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Miranda

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Avenue of the Giants, Founders Grove
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Founders Grove ©
Founders Grove

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Enchanted Forest Theme Park and Willamette Valley. Kids will appreciate attractions like Powell's City of Books and Oregon Zoo. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Salem's Riverfront Carousel in Salem--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miranda to Portland. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Miranda in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Columbia Falls.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Salem, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Enchanted Forest Theme Park ©
Enchanted Forest Theme Park
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum

3
nights
Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls ©
Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, then hike along Trail of the Cedars, and then delve into the mystery of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia Falls tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Columbia Falls. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Columbia Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Columbia Falls, with lows of 49°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Columbia Falls

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, City Beach
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Montana Vortex and House of Mystery ©
Montana Vortex and House of Mystery
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road