12 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

12 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

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12 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Memphis

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.
You've added Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Frye Art Museum, Elliott Bay Book Company, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle online holiday maker .

Memphis to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Memphis in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory ©

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manzanita Beach and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip site .

Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 66°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
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.
You've now added Lan Su Chinese Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Oneonta Gorge
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz Island. On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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