14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Hood River
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Murhut Falls and Mount Ellinor. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour builder tool .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and then stop by Bronze Coast Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Whiskey Run Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Coquille River Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point, then immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bandon trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Bandon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Shore Acres State Park
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park

1
day
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River travel route planner .

Drive from Bandon to Hood River in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Starvation Creek State Park, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

4
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.
Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Multnomah Falls and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity) and Town Center Park (in Wilsonville). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, stroll through Oregon Zoo, hike along Forest Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Falls State Park, Town Center Park, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

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