12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh River Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 and stroll through Murhut Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park journey maker app.

Pittsburgh to Olympic National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Pittsburgh in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, kick back and relax at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with Garibaldi Charters and then kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Astoria.
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Astoria — 3 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Astoria Column and Discovery Trail. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park and stroll through Cathedral Tree Trail.

Plan trip to Astoria with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Astoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Astoria are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Olga.
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Olga, Orcas Island — 1 night

Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 9th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olga itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Olga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.
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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 10th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel route website.

You can travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. April in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): gain insight at University of Washington, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, and then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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