11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Portland
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Portland

— 4 nights

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 Domaine Serene. Step out of the city life by going to Astoria Column and Columbia River Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks), Hood River (Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge & Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum) and Flavel House Museum (in Astoria). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Live Laugh Love Art, admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, and admire all the interesting features of Willamette Valley.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland attractions planning tool.

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

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 6 nights

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 Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

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