6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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6 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, get outside with Portland Timbers, then hike along Forest Park, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planner.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Portland is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in February, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then stop by Bronze Coast Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in February, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

Before you visit Seattle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February in Seattle, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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