11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
Sequim
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hood River
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

Indianapolis to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Friday Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm

2
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visiting Murhut Falls and B&B Family Farm will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequim: Olympic National Park (Deer Park Road, Deer Park, & more). There's more to do: get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sequim travel planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and bus from Friday Harbor to Sequim takes 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sequim are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequim

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Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Deer Park ©
Deer Park
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach day trip site .

Traveling by car from Sequim to Cannon Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, trek along Starvation Creek State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Start your trip to Hood River by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Hood River are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Starvation Creek State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

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.
On the 17th (Mon), stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Camassia Natural Area
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Camassia Natural Area ©
Camassia Natural Area

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