12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest journey planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 2nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip builder.

Phoenix to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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 5th (Sat): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online trip maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach, and explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
On the 9th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Timberline Lodge. When traveling from Olympic National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Timberline Lodge, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Thu), stroll through Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

Make your Cannon Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Timberline Lodge to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): savor the flavors at Sokol Blosser Winery, then make a trip to Pittock Mansion, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips