8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

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8 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  2​h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Highway. Appreciate the collections at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Movie Madness Video and More. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Dundee (Sokol Blosser Winery & Bella Vida Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning website .

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dundee, Columbia River Highway, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Pioneer Square and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home in Renton, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip site .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home
Highlights from your plan
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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