22 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

22 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Seattle
— 9 nights
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Portland
— 11 nights
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Seattle

— 9 nights

Emerald City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Fishing Charters & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bruce Lee Grave Site and Pioneer Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Bainbridge Island (Bloedel Reserve & Eagle Harbor Wine Co. Tasting Room) and Double Bluff County Park (in Freeland). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll around Kerry Park, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle tour itinerary planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Seattle is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Seattle, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 11 nights

City of Roses

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Forest Park. Get in touch with nature at Willamette Valley and Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Tillamook (Cape Meares Lighthouse & Nevor Shellfish Farm), Astoria (Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria-Megler Bridge, &more) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Head underground at Ape Cave, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, and immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Portland route planner.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips