11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Live Laugh Love Art and Flavel House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Astoria Column (in Astoria), Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks) and Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, learn about winemaking at Domaine Serene, explore and take pictures at Willamette Valley, and delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Portland when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Hood River, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Vista House, Domaine Serene
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Bruce Lee Grave Site and West Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Chihuly Bridge of Glass), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, look for gifts at Theo Chocolate, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tacoma, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

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