8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lansing

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley. Take a break from the city and head to Oneonta Gorge and Forest Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner.

Lansing to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lansing to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Portland sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Falls State Park, Oneonta Gorge
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Bloedel Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Alki Beach. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to LeMay - America's Car Museum in Tacoma, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Kerry Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

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