9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and West Point Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Step out of Seattle to go to Hansville and see Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online visit planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Flavel House Museum and Vista House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Silver Falls State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Hug Point State Park (in Cannon Beach), Oregon Garden (in Silverton) and Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Mount Hood and trek along Forest Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Portland, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Silverton, Astoria, Hug Point State Park, Mount Hood, Little Zigzag Falls
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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