6 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

6 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  3 h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Popular historic sites such as Eastbank Esplanade and Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site are in your itinerary. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, approximately Bridal Veil away. There's still lots to do: trek along Forest Park, stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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