6 days in Baltimore, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

6 days in Baltimore, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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6 days in Baltimore, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  45​min
1
Baltimore
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Baltimore Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and finally learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at American Visionary Art Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Baltimore day trip planning tool .

Washington DC to Baltimore is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC, U.S. Naval Academy
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The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ©
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stroll around Kerry Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Baltimore to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Baltimore to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum and then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Serene, and then learn about winemaking at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Domaine Serene, Live Laugh Love Art, The Historic Carousel and Museum, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
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Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society

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