7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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

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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip site .

Saint Louis to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Murhut Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then stop by Bronze Coast Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach day trip app .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery

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 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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