13 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

13 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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13 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
End: Washington DC

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and Museum of History & Industry. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Pacific Bonsai Museum (in Federal Way) and Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip tool .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Seattle hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tacoma, Pacific Bonsai Museum, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Winter's Hill Estate (in Dayton), Remy Wines (in McMinnville) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

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Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, McMinnville, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia River Highway, Winter's Hill Estate
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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