11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Chattanooga

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.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle journey planning tool .

Chattanooga to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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, trek along Sol Duc Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach route app .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Laurelhurst Park ©
Laurelhurst Park

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