9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Gleneden Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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.
Dedicate the 1st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gleneden Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Gleneden Beach

Gleneden Beach ©
Gleneden Beach is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Gleneden Beach State Park and then stroll through Drift Creek Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gleneden Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Gleneden Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Gleneden Beach to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Gleneden Beach

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Drift Creek Falls Trail
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Drift Creek Falls Trail ©
Drift Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, stroll through Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gleneden Beach to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Gleneden Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and walk around Laurelhurst Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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