30 days in Cedar Rapids, Portland & Houston Itinerary

30 days in Cedar Rapids, Portland & Houston Itinerary

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Cedar Rapids
— 7 nights
2
Portland
— 14 nights
3
Houston
— 8 nights

7
nights
Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cedar Rapids: Dubuque (Fenelon Place Elevator Co., Clock Tower, &more), Galena (Galena Veterans Memorial Park, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., &more) and Iowa Firefighters Memorial (in Coralville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, get engrossed in the history at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, identify plant and animal life at Macbride Nature Recreation Area, and browse the collection at University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar Rapids trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Cedar Rapids is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Cedar Rapids. Traveling from London in November, things will get little chillier in Cedar Rapids: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dubuque, Galena, Marion, Rock Island, Coralville
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

14
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument (in Seaside), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more) and Hood River (Port Marina Park, Hood River Distillers Tasting Room, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cedar Rapids to Portland. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Portland is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in November, expect Portland to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hood River, Astoria, Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, Multnomah Falls
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

8
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Butler Longhorn Museum (in League City) and Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, The Seawall, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and identify plant and animal life at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Houston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Houston due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in November; daily highs in Houston reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk, Butler Longhorn Museum, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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