13 days in Greater Seattle, Hood River & Portland Region Itinerary

13 days in Greater Seattle, Hood River & Portland Region Itinerary

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13 days in Greater Seattle, Hood River & Portland Region Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
3
Hood River
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Tampa

3
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.
Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Brackett's Landing South. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards and Picnic Point Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Woodinville (Efeste & Long Shadows Winery) and Marina Beach Park (in Edmonds). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park, admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and wander the streets of Ballard.

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Tampa to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Tampa in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Edmonds, Woodinville, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Naches Peak Loop Trail, hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and then trek along Trail of the Shadows. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Box Canyon Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park attractions tool .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, Mount Rainier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hood River.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Naches Peak Loop Trail ©
Naches Peak Loop Trail
Christine Falls Viewpoint ©
Christine Falls Viewpoint
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): head outdoors with Big Winds, learn about winemaking at Mt. Hood Winery, then do a tasting at Wy'East Vineyards, and finally explore and take pictures at The Gorge White House. Keep things going the next day: trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall, then learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery, and finally admire all the interesting features of Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River trip planner.

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Hood River in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Dalles, Mosier
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Mt. Hood Winery ©
Mt. Hood Winery
Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Sunshine Mill Winery ©
Sunshine Mill Winery

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area and Tillamook Forest Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stoller Family Estate and Icefire Glassworks. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Brooks Wine (in Amity), Archery Summit (in Dayton) and Bush's Pasture Park (in Salem). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at K&M Wines, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, and immerse yourself in nature at Champoeg State Heritage Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip maker .

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, Brooks Wine, Tillamook Forest Center, K&M Wines
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Bush's Pasture Park ©
Bush's Pasture Park
Stoller Family Estate ©
Stoller Family Estate
Brooks Wine ©
Brooks Wine

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