9 days in Seattle, Portland & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Seattle, Portland & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in Seattle, Portland & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

2
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 Washington State History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Museum of Glass in Tacoma (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry, and pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online holiday planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in November, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Live Laugh Love Art.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Portland, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Live Laugh Love Art
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Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Nethercutt Collection. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Portland in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Norton Simon Museum
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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