15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary maker

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

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then trek along Skyline Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Minneapolis to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Seattle

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Step out of the city life by going to Puget Sound Express and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and explore the activities along Lena Lakes.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In July in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Mt. Hood National Forest. Visit Beacon Rock and Eastbank Esplanade for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips