17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma), Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Mt Si (in North Bend). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder .

Atlanta to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In October, Seattle is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mt Si, Whidbey Island Distillery, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington State History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at American Camp.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor route tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hike along Skyline Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Narada Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): cruise along Hurricane Ridge and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, then take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery, explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
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 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland attractions site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Portland sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Room Escape Games
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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