9 days in Bakersfield, Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

9 days in Bakersfield, Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

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9 days in Bakersfield, Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Bakersfield
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Bakersfield
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Bakersfield

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bakersfield road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bakersfield. In July, daytime highs in Bakersfield are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums
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Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and then get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland vacation tool .

Fly from Bakersfield to Portland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bakersfield in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 83°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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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 9th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seaside Candyman
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

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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.
Visiting Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Alki Beach will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and stop by Chukar Cherries.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip maker .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Timberline Lodge trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Seattle to Timberline Lodge in 4.5 hours. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mount Hood, Little Zigzag Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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