8 days in Washington State, Cannon Beach & Yachats Itinerary

8 days in Washington State, Cannon Beach & Yachats Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
— 3 nights



— 2 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.
On the 6th (Sun), browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Seattle Waterfront, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online vacation planner.

Syracuse to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Syracuse to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Syracuse in February: highs in Seattle hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. In February in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 3 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park, Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally explore and take pictures at Oregon Coast Hwy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yachats online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Yachats are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon Coast travel guide

State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.