5 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

5 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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5 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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