6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, then stroll through Alki Beach, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle visit planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. In July, Seattle is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning website .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
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