13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bainbridge Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
New York City

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Snoqualmie Falls. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary builder.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
days
Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and the name of the island in Puget Sound on which the city is situated. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, examine the collection at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): savor the flavors at Island Vintners, admire the majestic nature at Fay Bainbridge Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bainbridge Island holiday planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Bainbridge Island in 1.5 hours. September in Bainbridge Island sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Parks Museums Nature
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Bloedel Reserve
Bloedel Reserve
Fay Bainbridge Park ©
Fay Bainbridge Park

2
days
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Domaine Serene Winery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Vancouver Water Resources Education Center.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bainbridge Island to Vancouver. Traveling from Bainbridge Island in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Domaine Serene Winery
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Domaine Serene Winery ©
Domaine Serene Winery

4
days
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.
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Pittock Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland vacation builder.

Portland is very close to Vancouver. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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