13 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

13 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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13 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ashford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rhododendron
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Midland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder .

Midland to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Midland to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Midland in September, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ashford.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Seahurst Beach Park
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
Ashford

Ashford ©
Ashford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 12th (Thu), hike along Trail of the Shadows, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then trek along Box Canyon Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Christine Falls Viewpoint, then hike along Snow Lake Trail, and then make a trip to Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashford trip app .

Drive from Seattle to Ashford in 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ashford, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Rhododendron.

Things to do in Ashford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Christine Falls Viewpoint ©
Christine Falls Viewpoint
Recycled spirits of iron, Sculpture ©

2
nights
Rhododendron

Rhododendron ©
Rhododendron is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Wildwood Recreation Site and then trek along Salmon River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then explore by horseback at Ramona Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rhododendron trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Ashford to Rhododendron takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ashford in September since evenings lows in Rhododendron dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Rhododendron

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Welches, Willamette National Forest, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Willamette National Forest ©
Willamette National Forest
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Cannon Beach, stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach vacation site .

You can drive from Rhododendron to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rhododendron in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cannon Beach, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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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 19th (Thu), stroll through Forest Park, then admire all the interesting features of Willamette Valley, and then browse the different shops at Woodburn Premium Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Serene, and then learn about winemaking at Winter's Hill Estate.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dayton, Woodburn Premium Outlets
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Woodburn Premium Outlets ©
Woodburn Premium Outlets

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