9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Chandigarh

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, make a trip to Pioneer Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner.

Chandigarh, India to Seattle is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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 29th (Mon): stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach road trip website .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland tour planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©

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nights
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Little Zigzag Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Wildwood Recreation Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Timberline Lodge takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in April: highs in Timberline Lodge hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Wildwood Recreation Site, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Little Zigzag Falls
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