9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest planner
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 1 night
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Coos Bay — 1 night

Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 28th (Wed), tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, observe the fascinating underwater world at Charleston Marine Life Center, and then experience rural life at Cranberry Sweets. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Circles in the Sand, immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coos Bay road trip planning tool.

Portland to Coos Bay is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in December: highs in Coos Bay hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online journey planner.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. In December in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Leavenworth.
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Leavenworth — 1 night

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Eagle Creek Ranch, then stroll through Leavenworth Sleigh Rides, then stroll around Front Street Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leavenworth online trip builder.

You can drive from Seattle to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in Leavenworth reach 33°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hood River.
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Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Art on Oak, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and finally walk around Hood River Waterfront Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hood River day trip site.

Drive from Leavenworth to Hood River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hood River when traveling from Leavenworth in January, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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