10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Charlotte

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary app .

Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Portland is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks
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Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach day trip app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest and then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge in 3 hours. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, you will find days in Timberline Lodge are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Timberline Lodge to Olympic National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Timberline Lodge in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, and then shop like a local with Pioneer Square.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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