11 days in Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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— 4 nights
— 1 night
Bus to Rainier Transit Center-Estby Station, Taxi to Kelso-Longview Amtrak, Train to Seattle
— 4 nights


Portland — 4 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.
You've now added Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Newberg (Adelsheim Vineyard, Anam Cara Cellars, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland travel planner.

Oakland to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oakland in November, expect Portland to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Astoria.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Astoria — 1 night

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Astoria online day trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seattle Great Wheel. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and look for gifts at Chukar Cherries.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train from Astoria to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Seattle sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to home.
Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.