8 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

8 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally stroll around Kerry Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then tour or see a game at Sand Master Park, and finally get your game on at Sandland Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Florence is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 26th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newport online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and finally stroll through Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Marymere Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marymere Falls
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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