This is my rough itinerary for a first time trip to Seattle and Oregon this July. I won't be renting a car and will be traveling solo. I'm looking for a mixture of seeing city sights/exploration and some time around nature relaxing.
Sat evening - fly into Portland - hotel in Portland
Sun - bus to Cannon Beach in the morning (2 or 3 nights)
Tuesday - bus back to Portland, then train to Seattle (heavy travel day)
Tuesday evening to Friday - Seattle (2 or 3 nights) - fly out of Seattle
QUESTIONS: I love the pictures I've seen of Cannon Beach and the fact I can get there on public transit. It seems like a nice place to unwind near the beach for a few days.
But I don't want to be over scheduled and I'm debating whether I should forget the Oregon portion of the trip and just stay in WA.
Any advice? Any alternatives to Cannon Beach that keep me in WA, reduce the travel, and give me some R&R time?
Thanks in advance!