14 days in Washington State, Oregon & North Coast California Itinerary

14 days in Washington State, Oregon & North Coast California Itinerary

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Yachats
— 2 nights
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Eureka
— 3 nights

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Seattle

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Change things up with a short trip to Long Beach in Long Beach (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, take a tour of Peter Iredale Ship Wreck, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In August, Astoria is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Cannon Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Yachats

Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures, then immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yachats visit planning website.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka: Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park (in Carlotta) and Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Avenue of the Giants, admire the striking features of Carson Mansion, stroll through Hikshari Trail, and cruise along Redwood Highway.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka day trip app.

Traveling by car from Yachats to Eureka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.