7 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

7 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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7 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

3
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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for little chillier nights in Portland, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

3
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, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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