15 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Finnriver. Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Museum of Glass. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend) and Point Defiance Park (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park.

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Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Fort Worden State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

9
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 outdoors at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cannon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Manzanita Beach and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach), River Rafting & Tubing (in White Salmon) and Astoria (Astoria Column, The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, & more). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls, and take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portland holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Hood River, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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