12 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

12 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sequim
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City


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1
night
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.
On the 31st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary website .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Portland, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Manzanita Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and stroll through Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get a bit cooler in Cannon Beach: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Deer Park and Second Beach Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Ozette Loop Hike, & more). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm and get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

Start your trip to Sequim by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Sequim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Deer Park ©
Deer Park
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail

1
day
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then stroll through Skyline Trail.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park route planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train from Sequim to Mount Rainier National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Sequim, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, with lows around 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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