9 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Boston

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 list of things to see and do now includes Smith Tower, Kerry Park, Fremont Troll, and other attractions. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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.
You've added Mount Tabor Park, Mill Ends Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. There's much more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland itinerary tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Portland sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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