18 days in Portland, Hood River & Seattle Itinerary

18 days in Portland, Hood River & Seattle Itinerary

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18 days in Portland, Hood River & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hood River
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Durham

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pearl District as well as Food Tours. On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then shop like a local with Pearl District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Manzanita Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip maker .

Durham to Portland is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Durham in April, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Pearl District ©
Pearl District
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

9
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Mount Hood has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Maryhill Winery in Goldendale (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, learn about winemaking at Cathedral Ridge Winery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Full Sail Brewing Company.

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

You can take a bus from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in April, you will find days in Hood River are a bit cooler (58°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). You'll set off for Seattle on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Hood River

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maryhill Winery
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Maryhill Winery ©
Maryhill Winery

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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay Book Companyfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Ellinor and Alki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Mount Walker & Lower Big Quilcene Trail) and Mt Si (in North Bend). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, walk around Waterfall Garden Park, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online visit planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mt Si
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor

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