15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary builder

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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Nashville

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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in July, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. You will leave for Mount Rainier National Park on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

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: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Paradise (Paradise Valley & Narada Falls) and Thor's Well (in Yachats). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland tour planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 day
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums