9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour in North Plains, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland road trip site.

Hartford to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hartford to Portland due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Cannon Beach, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip maker app.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to ILovekickboxing in Kirkland (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, see Seattle Art Museum, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).
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