8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Diego

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.
Get in touch with nature at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Eagle Creek Trail Park. Visit Pittock Mansion and Northwest (Nob Hill) for their historical value. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take a stroll through Ladd's Addition, ponder the world of politics at Portland City Hall, and admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip planning app .

San Diego to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to The Museum of Flight and Alki Beach. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, identify plant and animal life at Edmonds Underwater Park, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Seattle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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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

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