5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

5 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip maker

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Seattle
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Portland
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Asian Art Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planning tool.

Kansas City to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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