11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seattle. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Astoria trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Astoria at 66°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 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.
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and McLean House will appeal to history buffs. Head to Powell's City of Books and Northwest (Nob Hill)for plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Beacon Rock (in North Bonneville), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, get great views at Benson Bridge, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

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Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in June, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in June, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature