8 days in Portland & Sturgis Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Sturgis Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Sturgis Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Sturgis
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Portland

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Cannon Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Park Blocks, and putt your heart out at Oaks Amusement Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland travel route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Portland. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel. Change things up with these side-trips from Sturgis: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Iron Horse Saloon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sturgis trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Sturgis. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Sturgis. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sturgis, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sturgis

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Iron Horse Saloon ©
Iron Horse Saloon
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park