12 days in Pacific Northwest & Redwood National Park Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Pacific Northwest & Redwood National Park Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

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.
Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip site .

Atlanta to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach Wayside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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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 23rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and then hike along Leif Erickson Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in May: highs in Portland hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

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Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 25th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Big Tree and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Portland to Redwood National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Portland in May, you will find days in Redwood National Park are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Big Tree
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Big Tree ©
Big Tree

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