5 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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5 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Timberline Lodge
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis


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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 4th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge online journey planner .

Minneapolis to Timberline Lodge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Timberline Lodge. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Timberline Lodge hover around 52°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Historic Sites Winter Sports Nature
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

1
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.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Haystack Rock, enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip maker site .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Tillamook Rock Light ©
Tillamook Rock Light

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning app .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March in Seattle, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

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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