10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

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 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Roloff Farms, then get a tailor-made plan with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland online travel planner.

Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Portland. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Hood River County Fruit Loop.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hood River tour planner.

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Hood River, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach holiday planner.

Getting from Hood River to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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 22nd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and finally admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planner.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods