8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discovery Park, Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, and other attractions you added. Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Space Needle and look for gifts at Chukar Cherries.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning site .

Los Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Seattle. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Multnomah Falls, Portland Saturday Market and Eastbank Esplanade. Step out of the city life by going to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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