6 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland Itinerary

6 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland Itinerary

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6 days in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary maker app .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Camas-Washougal Historical Society & Two Rivers Heritage Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Kids Club Fun & Fitness, and then take in the views from Vancouver Land Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. October in Vancouver sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Vancouver

Spas Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Camas-Washougal Historical Society & Two Rivers Heritage Museum
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Kids Club Fun & Fitness ©
Kids Club Fun & Fitness
Vancouver Land Bridge ©
Vancouver Land Bridge

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around Laurelhurst Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip site .

Portland is just a stone's throw from Vancouver. October in Portland sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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