11 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

11 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to London Heathrow

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Seattle

— 2 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach journey app.

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

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 11th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Clear Creek Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then make a trip to Pittock Mansion, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers. On the next day, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, trek along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at High Divide, and explore the activities along Ozette Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in September, with highs in Olympic National Park at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.