8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  8​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Indianapolis


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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Wheeler Station Antiques (in Wheeler), Columbia River Maritime Museum (in Astoria) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion and stop by Powell's City of Books.

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

Indianapolis to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Wheeler Station Antiques, Hug Point State Recreation Site, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©


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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and finally stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight