11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
4
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning site .

Fort Lauderdale to Portland is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 21st (Sun), appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip builder website .

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Second Beach Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

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 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor vacation planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by ferry takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip site .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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