14 days in Portland, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

14 days in Portland, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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14 days in Portland, Olympic National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Calgary

4
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.
Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portland sightseeing planner .

Calgary, Canada to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Calgary in March, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cushman, take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park route builder website .

You can take a train from Portland to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in April, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Washington State, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

5
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.
Dedicate the 10th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route builder .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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