7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then get outside with Portland Timbers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary app .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Portland due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in March, with highs in Portland at 57°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then stop by DragonFire Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

3
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 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom Rack, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle travel planning site .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

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