8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

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 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hood Canal, then admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip tool .

Birmingham to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Pittock Mansion are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Multnomah Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach), Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale) and Starvation Creek Ridge Loop (in Cascade Locks). Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, and stroll through Laurelhurst Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland online road trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Portland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Troutdale, Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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