14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 30th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, stroll through Skyline Trail, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in July, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: B&B Family Farm (in Sequim) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). There's much more to do: hike along Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planner .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Merriman Falls, B&B Family Farm
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cedar Wetlands Preserve
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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