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

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.
On the 14th (Thu), browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle route planner .

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Rockaway Beach Wayside in Rockaway Beach (about 38 minutes away). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach journey maker 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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River day trip app .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Hood River are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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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.
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland vacation website .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Portland sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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