8 days in Seattle, Portland & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Seattle, Portland & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle, Portland & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Seoul

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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Seoul to Seattle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seoul in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through South Park Blocks, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stop by Hollywood & Highland, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday builder site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Portland to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland in August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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