10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday maker

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 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 (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle travel route builder website.

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Friday Harbor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
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 Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area, and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Plan my day in Portland using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Portland. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Portland reach 85°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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