10 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

10 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tolmie State Park and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Relax by the water at Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Alki Beach. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and stop by Made in Washington.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning site .

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Tolmie State Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Chihuly Bridge of Glass
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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