15 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Brussels

7
nights
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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and trek along Wildwood Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland road trip tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Portland. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Portland hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Hyland Forest Park, Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park), 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma) and Sequim (West Coast Spin Doctors, B&B Family Farm, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sequim, Mount Ellinor, 5 Mile Drive & Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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