5 days in Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Washington State Itinerary

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5 days in Washington State Itinerary

Portland
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yakima
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Underwood
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Portland

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Alki Beach. Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and The Elliott Bay Book Company. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, make a trip to Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Portland to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yakima.

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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square

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Yakima

Yakima ©
Yakima is a US city located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. You've now added Cascade Loop to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Cascade Loop and then immerse yourself in nature at Yakima Sportsman State Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakima travel planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yakima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Yakima dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Underwood.

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Cascade Loop
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Yakima Sportsman State Park ©
Yakima Sportsman State Park

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Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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Traveling by car from Yakima to Underwood takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yakima in October, expect nights in Underwood to be a bit warmer, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Wildlife Parks Nature

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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