15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Dallas to Cannon Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Olympic National Park — 4 nights

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, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park route tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 5th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then hike along Skyline Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Portland — 3 nights

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 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Laurelhurst Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hood River.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Hood River — 2 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Fri), trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and then stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River holiday planning website.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Trails · Museums · Nature
Side Trips