39 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

39 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

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39 days in Seattle & Portland Itinerary

Detroit
bus + Fly:  8​h
Seattle
— 17 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 21 nights
Fly:  7​h
Detroit

17
days
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.
Visit Tolmie State Park and Alki Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Picnic Point Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail (in Issaquah), North Bend (Denny Creek Trail, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, & more) and Olympic National Park (Hood Canal, Murhut Falls, & more). Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel itinerary planner .

Detroit to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Edmonds, Tacoma, Olympic National Park, North Bend, Olympia
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

20
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cannon Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bayocean Peninsula County Park and Haystack Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Lightship Columbia, Astoria Column, & more), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Hug Point State Park) and Seaside (Seaside Beach & Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, immerse yourself in nature at Cascade Head Trail, enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and get impressive views of Mount Hood.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Tillamook, Government Camp
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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