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
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Space Needle and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stroll through Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle online route builder .

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. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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 McLean House. Get a sense of the local culture at Pittock Mansion and Columbia River Highway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks), Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). The adventure continues: stroll through Haystack Rock, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, and trek along Wildwood Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online journey builder .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Portland, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Troutdale, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Haystack Rock, Starvation Creek State Park, McLean House
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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