6 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

6 days in Portland, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Pearl District.

To find out how to plan a trip to Portland, use our trip itinerary maker.

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in July; daily highs in Portland reach 83°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), walk around Kerry Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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.
To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. July in Vancouver sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Deep Cove, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Deep Cove ©
Deep Cove
Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park

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