8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Powell's City of Books and Oregon Zoo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Summit Ski Area (in Government Camp) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: trek along Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder website .

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in January, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Summit Ski Area, Multnomah Falls
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Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then explore and take pictures at Three Capes Scenic Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Three Capes Scenic Drive, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon 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.
Family-friendly places like Space Needle and Pike Place Market will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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