8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest route planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club and Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at Multnomah Village and Uncorked Northwest Wine Tours. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Lacamas Park Trail in Camas--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, shop like a local with Portland Farmers Market, immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, and get a new perspective on nature at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

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Columbus to Portland is an approximately 7.5-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. In May in Portland, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
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Seattle

— 4 nights

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.
Living Computers: Museum + Labs and Queen Anne Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Theo Chocolate or Fremont. Step out of Seattle to go to Burien and see Seahurst Beach Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kerry Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kubota Garden, browse for treasures at Seattle Antiques Market, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planner.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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