15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Appleton

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night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip builder .

Appleton to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Appleton to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Appleton in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at San Juan Co Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Co Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Escape the urban bustle at Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Park Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

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You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Tillamook Rock Light for their historical value. Visiting Haystack Rock and Astoria Column will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Cannon Beach at 66°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astoria
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then trek along Forest Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then stroll through Oregon Zoo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Thu), hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, relax in the rural setting at Hood River Lavender, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Little Zigzag Falls, then take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Wildwood Recreation Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River planner .

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Hood River, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, Wildwood Recreation Site, Little Zigzag Falls
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