12 days in Portland, Vancouver & Seattle Itinerary

12 days in Portland, Vancouver & Seattle Itinerary

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12 days in Portland, Vancouver & Seattle Itinerary

Start: San Antonio, United States
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Portland, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Antonio, 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Ecola State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pittock Mansion and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Astoria (Astoria Column & Flavel House Museum), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and do a tasting at Winter's Hill Estate Vineyard & Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip tool .

San Antonio to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Portland due to the time zone difference. In March, Portland is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Winter's Hill Estate
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and English Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Steveston Heritage Fishing Village (in Richmond) and Shannon Falls Provincial Park (in Squamish). There's still lots to do: stroll through Stanley Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in March: highs in Vancouver hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Steveston Heritage Fishing Village
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, explore the wide array of goods at NORDSTROM, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle trip maker .

You can drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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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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