8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Fort Wayne
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
Fort Wayne

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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

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Fort Wayne to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. August in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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Pike Place Market

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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 7th (Tue): savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

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Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 70°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Portland.

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Seaside Candyman
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
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Seaside Candyman

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park.

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Take a bus from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Portland hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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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