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:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
White Salmon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + tram + Fly:  10​h
End: Chicago

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Seattle is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Stuart Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula and then delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Big Spruce Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning site .

You can 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 in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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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 take a stroll through Pearl District.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to White Salmon.

Things to do in Portland

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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): do a tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the White Salmon day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to White Salmon. In June in White Salmon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in White Salmon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls and then hike along Skyline Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday app .

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mowich Lake ©
Mowich Lake
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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