14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder app .

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 when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Portland is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, things will get cooler in Portland: highs are around 66°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia River Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, hike along Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Seattle.

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

4
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: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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