13 days in West Coast Itinerary

13 days in West Coast Itinerary

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13 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lincoln City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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night
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 1st (Thu): learn the secrets of production at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Boeing Future of Flight
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Maryhill Museum of Art. Bring the kids along to Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Starvation Creek State Park. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Fire Museum in City Hall (in The Dalles) and Sherman County Historical Museum (in Moro). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and play a few rounds at Indian Creek Golf Course.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River day trip planner .

Drive from Seattle to Hood River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Dalles, Cascade Locks, Maryhill Museum of Art, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Sherman County Historical Museum
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kids will enjoy Hug Point State Recreation Site and Manzanita Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannon Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to Kilchis Point Reserve in Bay City, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, shop like a local with Icefire Glassworks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach travel route planner.

Drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hood River in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Kilchis Point Reserve, Rockaway Beach Wayside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach

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Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Freed Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City online visit planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Lincoln City to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Amorosa and Bodega Dunes. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to St. Helena to see V. Sattui Winery about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lincoln City to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lincoln City in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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