8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest journey planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly

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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and King Street Station. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Manzanita Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Highway. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Mount Angel to see St. Mary's Catholic Church about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland tour app.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips