7 days in Portland, Seattle & Bellingham Itinerary

7 days in Portland, Seattle & Bellingham Itinerary

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Portland
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Seattle
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Bellingham
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Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then gain insight at Portland State University, and finally take in the views from Tilikum Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland online itinerary planner.

Las Vegas to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Portland: highs are around 83°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature

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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 12th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bellingham.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Bellingham

— 2 nights

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Chuckanut Bay Distillery and then trek along Whatcom Falls Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the activities along Deception Pass State Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Valley Shine Distillery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bellingham day trip app.

Getting from Seattle to Bellingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Bellingham hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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