9 days in Oregon Itinerary

9 days in Oregon Itinerary

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9 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
McMinnville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Salem
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach will get you outdoors. When in Cannon Beach, make a side trip to see Astoria Column in Astoria, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Bronze Coast Gallery and indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online road trip planner .

Seattle to Cannon Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, you will find days in Cannon Beach are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to McMinnville.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

1
night
McMinnville

McMinnville ©
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Carlton Winemakers Studio, then learn about winemaking at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

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You can drive from Cannon Beach to McMinnville in 2 hours. Traveling from Cannon Beach in May, you will find days in McMinnville are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salem.

Things to do in McMinnville

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Carlton Winemakers Studio, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Carlton Winemakers Studio ©
Carlton Winemakers Studio

3
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Tillamook Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oregon Garden and Bush's Pasture Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Carlton Winemakers Studio (in Carlton), Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee) and St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Mount Angel). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Airlie Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salem itinerary website .

You can drive from McMinnville to Salem in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Salem

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oregon Garden, Tillamook Air Museum, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Bush's Pasture Park ©
Bush's Pasture Park
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge visit planning tool .

Getting from Salem to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Timberline Lodge can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Mt. Hood National Forest
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