8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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

4
days
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.
Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

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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. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Space Needle

2
days
Portland

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade. Keep things going the next day: stop by Powell's City of Books, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park.

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Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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