6 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

6 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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

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.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get lost in a book at Seattle Public Library, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Los Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Seattle to be a bit cooler, around 37°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannon Beach and Tillamook Country Smoker. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wheeler Station Antiques and Cloud and Leaf Bookstore. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (The Wine Shack, Cannon Beach Bookstore, & more), Beach Books (in Seaside) and Astoria Sunday Market (in Astoria). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and wander the streets of Pearl District.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder website .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Portland, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Tillamook Country Smoker, Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, Wheeler Station Antiques, Astoria Sunday Market
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler Station Antiques ©
Wheeler Station Antiques
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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