6 days in Salt Lake City, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

6 days in Salt Lake City, Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Portland
— 2 nights

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 24th (Mon), cruise along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, thenHead underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Salt Lake City. August in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
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Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thendon't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then walk around Gas Works Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, thenwalk around Kerry Park, thenadmire the local landmark of Seattle Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle. In August, Seattle is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums
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Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park
Seattle Center ©
Seattle Center
Food Tours

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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 28th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River Trail. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Forest Park, take in the views from St. Johns Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland online holiday planner.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trip

Willamette River Trail
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

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