7 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

7 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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7 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas


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2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Little Log Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yachats trip planner.

Dallas to Yachats is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Yachats due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, things will get colder in Yachats: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

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Newport, Heceta Head Lighthouse
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach attractions planner.

You can drive from Yachats to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Museums

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Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Kerry Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle journey planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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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