11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Wilmington
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
Wilmington

3
days
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip website .

Wilmington to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 71°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach road trip site .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

3
days
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.
Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

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Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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