10 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

10 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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Portland, United States
— 3 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights

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Portland, United States

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oneonta Gorge and Multnomah Village. Get outdoors at Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge and Sokol Blosser Winery. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Dayton (Archery Summit Winery & Domaine Serene). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, stop by Powell's City of Books, and get to know the fascinating history of Northwest (Nob Hill).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning website.

Raleigh to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Raleigh to Portland due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Raleigh in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dayton, Columbia River Highway, Sokol Blosser Winery, Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Oneonta Gorge
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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
Domaine Serene ©
Domaine Serene
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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Seattle, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thensee the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

LeMay - America's Car Museum, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Jericho Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spanish Banks. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along West Vancouver Seawall, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Bloedel Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver online route planner.

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Vancouver are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

West Vancouver Seawall, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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