11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Sequim
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cincinnati

2
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online vacation planner .

Cincinnati to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Serendipity the used book place, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get slightly colder in Friday Harbor: highs are around 74°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Serendipity the used book place ©
Serendipity the used book place

1
night
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Purple Haze Lavender Farm, then admire all the interesting features of B&B Family Farm, then head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors, and finally head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequim trip app .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Sequim in 4 hours. In July in Sequim, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach online road trip planner .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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