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Portland to Whitefish drive

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Portland to Whitefish road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Portland to Whitefish. If you're planning a road trip to Whitefish, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Portland
drive for about 2 hours

11:51 am  Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:47 pm  Richland (Washington)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:20 pm  Ritzville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Ritzville
drive for about 58 minutes

10:58 am  Spokane
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:58 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:14 pm  Saint Regis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:38 pm  Flathead Lake
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:38 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

6:32 pm  arrive in Whitefish

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Portland to Whitefish.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Portland, Oregon.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area  (28 mentions)
Richland (Washington)
Spokane  (16 answers)
    Riverfront Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Spokane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?
Saint Regis
Flathead Lake  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Whitefish, Montana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Whitefish?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Whitefish. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Whitefish?  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Whitefish.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Whitefish to Portland drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Portland to Whitefish. Or get a full Portland to Whitefish flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Portland well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Portland!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 603 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 54 minutes
Whitefish is 1 hour ahead of Portland
216 Portland travel answers
1 Richland (Washington) travel answer
16 Spokane travel answers
5 Whitefish travel answers

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