8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
2
Portland
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Seattle Japanese Garden and Downtown Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Pacific Bonsai Museum (in Federal Way) and Pretty Gritty Tours (in Tacoma). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kubota Garden, look for gifts at Seattle Chocolate Factory Store, explore the activities along Lake Union, and wander the streets of Queen Anne Hill.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery ©
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Seattle Japanese Garden ©
Seattle Japanese Garden
Kubota Garden ©
Kubota Garden

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

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.
You've now added Willamette Valley to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roloff Farms and Topaz Farm. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Volcano Lands - Private Tours, stroll through Waterfront Renaissance Trail, walk around Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, and snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sauvie Island Wildlife Area ©
Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Roloff Farms ©
Roloff Farms

Similar plans

11 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 48 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast 9 days in Oregon & Willamette Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Naperville & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans