8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 3 nights
2
Seattle
— 3 nights

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 Haystack Rock and Portland Timbers. Venture out of the city with trips to Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, trek along Wildwood Trail, and take an unforgettable tour with Envi Adventures.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planning app.

Des Moines to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Des Moines to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in September, Portland is little chillier at night with lows of °F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Envi Adventures, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Envi Adventures ©
Envi Adventures
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, walk around Waterfall Garden Park, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hurricane Ridge
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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