7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
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: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online travel planner .

Detroit to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip builder tool .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then stroll around Laurelhurst Park, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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