9 days in Portland, Seattle & Phoenix Itinerary

9 days in Portland, Seattle & Phoenix Itinerary

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9 days in Portland, Seattle & Phoenix Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Phoenix

3
days
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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland sightseeing planner.

Phoenix to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Portland reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

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

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle holiday planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
days
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. On the 23rd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Chase Field, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then stop by Cerreta Candy Company. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix vacation builder.

Getting from Seattle to Phoenix by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Phoenix to be much warmer, temps between 100°F and 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Cerreta Candy Company
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden

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