16 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

16 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Cannon Beach is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip site.

New York City to Cannon Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Cannon Beach is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Cannon Beach at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette), Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland route builder.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in June, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seattle trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. In June, Seattle is a bit warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Oregon travel guide

4.4
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.