8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

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New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 56°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
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.
Visit Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Venture out of the city with trips to Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). There's more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Portland sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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