5 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

5 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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5 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
End: Houston

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 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of King Street Station, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Des Moines Creek Trail, then stroll through Seahurst Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and finally make a trip to Pioneer Square.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Des Moines Creek Trail
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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 18th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Sokol Blosser Winery and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland holiday planning site .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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