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 next day: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the 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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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