31 days in Seattle, Portland & Denver Itinerary

31 days in Seattle, Portland & Denver Itinerary

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Seattle
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Seattle — 13 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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Fairhaven Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bruce Lee Grave Site and Museum of History & Industry. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to DeLille Cellars (in Woodinville), Museum of Glass (in Tacoma) and Olympia (Farmers Market & Hands On Children's Museum). Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.
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Portland — 8 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.
For shopping fun, head to Woodburn Premium Outlets or Powell's City of Books. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Domaine Serene and Columbia River Highway. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Dayton (Archery Summit Winery & Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Newberg (Vidon Vineyard & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Hood River (Marchesi Vineyards, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, &more). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Pearl District, do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.
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Denver — 9 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The International Church of Cannabis and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Denver Selfie Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ameristar Casino Resort Spa (in Black Hawk), Estes Park (Dancing Pines Distillery, Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, &more) and Guanella Pass (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in November, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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