5 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

5 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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5 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Monroe

2
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 20th (Sat), hike along Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then stroll through Washington Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary planner .

Monroe to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monroe in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Columbia River Highway, Oneonta Gorge
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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