4 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

4 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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4 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle


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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.
On the 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, and finally browse the collection at Seattle Public Library-Central Library.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Seattle Public Library ©
Seattle Public Library
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory

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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 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then look for gifts at Beach Books, then savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

You can plan Cannon Beach trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a bus from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman
Beach Books ©
Beach Books

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