8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Willamette Valley and Forest Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Oregon Historical Society and Movie Madness Video and More. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Portland, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Nature
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

4
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.
Let the collections at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Chihuly Garden and Glass capture your imagination. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Alki Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and stop by Chukar Cherries.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning site .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Fishing Charters & Tours

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