5 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

5 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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5 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  6 h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden and then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland online road trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vancouver in June, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pioneer Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Pike Place Market and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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