4 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

4 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest route planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, deepen your understanding at University of Washington, then stroll around Washington Park Arboretum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip app.

Austin to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 72°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Portland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around Laurelhurst Park, then admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls, then surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor Park and then take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Portland sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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