18 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland Itinerary

18 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland Itinerary

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18 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Vancouver
— 4 nights
3
Portland
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  21​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kerry Park and Seattle Public Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, & more). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seattle is minus 16 hours. In May, Seattle is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Astoria Column and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Astoria (Flavel House Museum, Astoria-Megler Bridge, & more), Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site ©
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity), Seaside (Seaside Inverted Experience & Turnaround at Seaside) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). Dedicate the 14th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portland vacation builder .

Portland is just a short distance from Vancouver. May in Portland sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Silver Falls State Park, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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