8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  17​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Riga

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 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning website .

Riga, Latvia to Portland is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Portland is minus 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in October; daily highs in Portland reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Tue), hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hood River trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Hood River, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, stop by Beach Books, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach travel route planning site .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Beach Books
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Kerry Park, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

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

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November in Seattle, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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