10 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

10 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Seattle — 4 nights

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.
You've now added Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center to your itinerary. Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle day trip planner.

Durham to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Durham to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Seattle is little chillier than Durham - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Portland.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Portland — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock), Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips