9 days in Eureka & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Eureka & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Eureka & Portland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Eureka
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Eureka is known for scenic drive, nature, zoos & aquariums, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Redwood Highway, snap pictures at Berta's Ranch Covered Bridge, make a trip to Humboldt bay coast guard station, and admire the striking features of Carson Mansion.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Eureka trip itinerary builder app .

Denver to Eureka is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Bay ©
Humboldt Bay
Headwaters Forest Reserve ©
Headwaters Forest Reserve
Sequoia Park Zoo ©
Sequoia Park Zoo

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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Portland in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eureka in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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