11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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Portland
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Portland

City of Roses

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Columbia River Highway. Step out of the city life by going to Astoria Column and Starvation Creek State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Vista House (in Corbett), Hood River (Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge & Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum) and Astoria (Flavel House Museum & Columbia River Maritime Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Serene.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland road trip website.

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
nights
Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip tool.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips