15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary builder

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
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Seattle

— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Nordstrom. Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Olympic National Park

— 3 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: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Olympic National Park at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Portland

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Powell's City of Books or Portland Saturday Market. Step out of Portland to go to Lafayette and see Cellar Door Wine Tours, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, get outside with Portland Timbers, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Portland. When traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 4 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Cannon Beach is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and stroll through Manzanita Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip