16 days in Pacific Northwest & Wyoming Itinerary

16 days in Pacific Northwest & Wyoming Itinerary

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16 days in Pacific Northwest & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  11​h 45​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park vacation builder website .

New York City to Olympic National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Olympic National Park. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or The Elliott Bay Book Company. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse-Studio. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Space Needle, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle driving holiday website .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Seattle is a bit warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, look for gifts at Beach Books, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in June: highs in Portland hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Yellowstone Lake and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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