13 days in Portland & Washington State Itinerary

13 days in Portland & Washington State Itinerary

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13 days in Portland & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ilwaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Spokane
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pittock Mansion and Carlton Winemakers Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). There's lots more to do: stroll through Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portland online visit planner .

Kalamazoo to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Portland. Traveling from Kalamazoo in April, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilwaco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Sokol Blosser Winery
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

2
nights
Ilwaco

Ilwaco ©
Ilwaco is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Marsh's Free Museum, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, and finally view the masterpieces at Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Portland to Ilwaco in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Portland in April, plan for slightly colder days in Ilwaco, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Ilwaco

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Long Beach, Jack's Country Store
Highlights from your plan
Marsh's Free Museum ©
Marsh's Free Museum
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

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.
On the 28th (Sun), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stroll through Alki Beach. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

You can drive from Ilwaco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Mission State Park and Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. Visiting Coeur d'Alene Lake and Circling Raven Golf Club will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Treaty Rock Park (in Post Falls), Pend Oreille County Museum (in Newport) and Tubbs Hill Nature Trails (in Coeur d'Alene). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, take a stroll through Downtown Spokane, stroll through Riverfront Park, and take in the views from Monroe Street Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Spokane trip itinerary website .

Fly from Seattle to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Spokane, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille County Museum, Old Mission State Park, Treaty Rock Park, Liberty Lake Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Pend Oreille County Museum ©
Pend Oreille County Museum

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