15 days in Seattle, Portland & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Seattle, Portland & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Seattle Glassblowing Studio and Frye Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, make a trip to Space Needle, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online tour planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Seattle is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Classes · Neighborhoods

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Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Portland to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, stroll through Alki Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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