10 days in Portland, Seattle & Boise Itinerary

10 days in Portland, Seattle & Boise Itinerary

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10 days in Portland, Seattle & Boise Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Lafayette

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Multnomah Falls and Cannon Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Columbia River Maritime Museum and Live Laugh Love Art. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Astoria (Lightship Columbia & Astoria Column), Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach) and Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, tour the pleasant surroundings at Starvation Creek State Park, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and examine the collection at Movie Madness Video and More.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland day trip planner .

Lafayette to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lafayette to Portland, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Columbia River Highway, Starvation Creek State Park
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

3
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.
Let the collections at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Pivot Art + Culture capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, walk around Kerry Park, learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, and stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, then look for gifts at Cravin's Candy Emporium, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally hike along Boise River Greenbelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building and then have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Boise. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boise, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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