15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sequim
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Milan

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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Park Blocks, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland planner .

Milan, Italy to Portland is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Portland, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): stroll through Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach driving holiday planner .

Getting from Portland to Cannon Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

1
night
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 31st (Sat), explore and take pictures at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, admire all the interesting features of B&B Family Farm, then get outside with West Coast Spin Doctors, and finally head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sequim trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Sequim by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August in Sequim, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm

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: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park route maker site .

Traveling by bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hike along Skyline Trail, hike along Trail of the Shadows, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mount Rainier National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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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