6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle planning tool .

Houston to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Seattle at 47°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Seattle to Hood River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a train. In December, Hood River is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, then trek along Forest Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

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Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Portland sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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