10 days in Portland, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Portland, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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Portland
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
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Portland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley. Family-friendly places like Forest Park and Portland Art Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy), Mount St. Helens Visitor Center (in Castle Rock) and Vista House (in Corbett). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, shop like a local with Portland Farmers Market - Office Location, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Portland road trip planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Portland. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruby Beach and Crescent Lake. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Dungeness River Audubon Center in Sequim--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls, and ride a horse along Olympic Discovery Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Portland to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Seattle

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. LeMay - America's Car Museum and Hands On Children's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Chihuly Bridge of Glass), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Pivot Art + Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Worden State Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle road trip website.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips