5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
Toronto

1
day
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 24th (Thu), stop by Powell's City of Books and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Sightseeing Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden

2
days
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 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the history behind Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Sightseeing
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle
Pike Place Market

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