12 days in Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

12 days in Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

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12 days in Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
train:  56​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

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: hike along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and stroll through Second Beach Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Cleveland to Olympic National Park is an approximately 56-hour train ride. You can also take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cleveland to Olympic National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cleveland in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Portland.

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

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria Column (in Astoria), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, trek along Forest Park, stop by Powell's City of Books, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland road trip website .

Take a train from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Haystack Rock, Astoria Column, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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