12 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

12 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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12 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Portland Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee) and Hood River (Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum & Phelps Creek Vineyards). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn about winemaking at Bravuro Cellars, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland online vacation planner .

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Portland. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hood River, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Bravuro Cellars
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cinerama. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Everett (Museum of Flight Restoration Center & Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum) and Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Museum of Glass, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Frye Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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