6 days in Denver, Seattle & Oregon Itinerary

6 days in Denver, Seattle & Oregon Itinerary

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6 days in Denver, Seattle & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Union Station, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denver online road trip planner .

Los Angeles to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. In November, Denver is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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.
On the 6th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Denver in November, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland attractions planner.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Portland are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Shopping
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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