11 days in Portland, Vancouver & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Portland, Vancouver & Seattle Itinerary

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11 days in Portland, Vancouver & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  8​h
Portland, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Portland, United States

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.
Do your shopping at Esther Short Park and Powell's City of Books. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Meares Lighthouse and Oregon Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Columbia River Maritime Museum (in Astoria), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland tour builder website .

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Portland

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Vancouver, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Columbia River Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oregon Garden
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Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology and then wander the streets of Granville Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Stanley Park and then contemplate the long history of Deep Cove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip builder app .

Getting from Portland to Vancouver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Portland in April, you will find days in Vancouver are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Deep Cove
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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Seattle, United States

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of Glass. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see Chihuly Bridge of Glass about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and make a trip to Space Needle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

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

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