7 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

7 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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7 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get some historical perspective at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Get a sense of the local culture at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Movie Madness Video and More. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Cannon Beach to see Cannon Beach about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland road trip website .

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Portland: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Saint James Cathedral. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Seattle to go to Olympic National Park and see Mount Walker, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder website .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Seattle are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Walker
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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