17 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & Oregon Itinerary

17 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & Oregon Itinerary

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17 days in Seattle, Oregon Coast & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Yachats
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Sisters
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hood River
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark


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1
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 5th (Sun): make a trip to Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle online trip planner .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria Column, & more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, look for gifts at Beach Books, meet the residents at Seaside Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 70°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

few
hours
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yachats trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Yachats

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coos Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Coos Bay takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Coos Bay are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sisters.

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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park

2
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Sisters

Sisters ©
Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park and then admire the sheer force of Sahalie and Koosah Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sisters route planner.

Drive from Coos Bay to Sisters in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Coos Bay in August, expect nights in Sisters to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Sisters

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sisters to Hood River takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sisters in August, you will find days in Hood River are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Bonneville Lock & Dam
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Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam

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.
Step out of Portland to go to McMinnville and see Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, hunt for treasures at Portland Saturday Market, hike along Forest Park, and identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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