8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
End: Dayton

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll through Tom McCall Waterfront Park, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, admire all the interesting features of Portland State University, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. On the next day, stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip maker .

Dayton to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Portland is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dayton in February, with highs in Portland at 51°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

4
nights
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.
Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle travel website .

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Seattle sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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