9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning website.

Pittsburgh to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Seattle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online day trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 21st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, admire all the interesting features of Hood River County Fruit Loop, and then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

Make your Hood River itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Hood River, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip