13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Portland City Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip itinerary maker .

Fort Lauderdale to Portland is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 83°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lightship Columbia for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Cannon Beach to Astoria to see Astoria Column about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Second Beach Trail and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Skyline Trail, get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Trail of the Shadows, appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, and then take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park journey planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 15th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Island Studios, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor online travel route planner .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

3
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 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday builder .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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