8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

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.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Marina Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, then buy something for everyone on your list at Alderwood Mall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site .

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Alderwood Mall, Marina Beach Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach 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.
For shopping fun, head to Wheeler Station Antiques or The Berry Patch. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hug Point State Recreation Site and Cannon Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Icefire Glassworks (in Cannon Beach) and Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum). Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: pick up some local products at Esther Short Park and identify plant and animal life at Hyland Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, The Berry Patch, Hyland Forest Park, Wheeler Station Antiques
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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