8 days in North Coast California, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

8 days in North Coast California, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Trinidad
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Fly

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Trinidad

Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail, explore the galleries of Trinidad Art Gallery, and then learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online day trip planner.

San Jose to Trinidad is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Jose in October, with highs in Trinidad at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Trinidad

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and stroll around Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Seattle with the Route module. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach holiday planning app.

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Portland

City of Roses

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.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally gain insight at Portland State University. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and finally relax in the rural setting at Roloff Farms.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.