13 days in Washington State, Cannon Beach & Portland Itinerary

13 days in Washington State, Cannon Beach & Portland Itinerary

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13 days in Washington State, Cannon Beach & Portland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
White Salmon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + tram + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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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 7th (Thu), wander the streets of Pioneer Square and then stroll through Alki Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Friday Harbor.

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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Stuart Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): experience rural life at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In June, Friday Harbor is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula and then identify plant and animal life at Quinault Big Spruce Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Olympic Peninsula
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach route maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portland.

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Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden and then shop like a local with Pearl District.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland attractions planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in June: highs in Portland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to White Salmon.

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Pearl District ©
Pearl District
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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White Salmon

White Salmon ©
White Salmon is a city in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. On the 16th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the White Salmon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to White Salmon takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in White Salmon

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery
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Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery ©
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls and then trek along Skyline Trail.

You can plan Mount Rainier National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from White Salmon to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mowich Lake ©
Mowich Lake
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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