11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle journey planning site .

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to B&B Family Farm in Sequim, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in White Salmon), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and make a trip to Pittock Mansion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland holiday planning website .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rogerson Clematis Garden, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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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