22 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

22 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Portland
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Portland

— 10 nights

City of Roses

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 discover tucked-away gems like Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mount Hood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ape Cave (in Longview), Hood River (Hood River Lavender Farms & Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge) and Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp). Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip site.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Seattle

— 11 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Bellingham (Zuanich Point Park & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Marymoor Park (in Redmond) and Sequim (B&B Family Farm, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips