8 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

8 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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8 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
Portland, United States

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 cultural insight at Columbia River Highway and Willamette Valley Vineyards. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Hood and Oneonta Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to The Gordon House (in Silverton), Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, stop by Powell's City of Books, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

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Newark to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Portland sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, The Gordon House, Columbia River Highway
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Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

2
nights
Seattle, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Snoqualmie Falls, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel tool .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, LeMay - America's Car Museum
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Britannia Mine Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, and then stroll through Jericho Beach. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Langley National Historic Site and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Vancouver hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Langley National Historic Site, Britannia Mine Museum
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Britannia Mine Museum ©
Britannia Mine Museum
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©

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