9 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

9 days in Portland & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Hug Point State Park, &more) and Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, examine the collection at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip website.

Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Portland due to the time zone difference. In September, Portland is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder tool.

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors