9 days in Seattle, Bend & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Seattle, Bend & Portland Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle, Bend & Portland Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  6​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
2
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Omaha

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Murhut Falls and Alki Beach. Step out of Seattle to go to Olympic National Park and see Lake Cushman, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary site .

Omaha to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Omaha to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Cushman, Murhut Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest and then play a few rounds at Sunriver Resort. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park and then tee off at Eagle Crest Resort Golf Courses.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bend, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Bend takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Redmond, Sunriver Resort
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Sunriver Resort ©
Sunriver Resort
Eagle Crest Resort Golf Courses ©
Eagle Crest Resort Golf Courses

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Multnomah Falls and Wintler Community Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee) and Carlton Winemakers Studio (in Carlton). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and play a few rounds at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.

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Traveling by car from Bend to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Carlton Winemakers Studio, The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, Helvetia Vineyards & Winery, Multnomah Falls, Wintler Community Park
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Wintler Community Park ©
Wintler Community Park
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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