24 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

24 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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24 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 20 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Seattle

20
nights
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 Port Townsend Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Snoqualmie Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Union Station, & more), Mukilteo Lighthouse Park (in Mukilteo) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, identify plant and animal life at Washington Park Arboretum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Lower Big Quilcene Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Snoqualmie, Olympia, Port Townsend
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park

3
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.
On the 21st (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Woodburn Premium Outlets, view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, then admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip maker site .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Live Laugh Love Art, Woodburn Premium Outlets, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art

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