22 days in Pacific Northwest, San Francisco & Wawona Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest, San Francisco & Wawona Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 3 nights
2
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
4
Portland
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
6
Wawona
— 2 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of Seattle to go to Belfair and see Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle vacation website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Seattle reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
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.
Visiting Ruby Beach and Sol Duc Falls will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, trek along Second Beach Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Deer Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park road trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Olympic National Park dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

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Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia River Highway are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland online vacation builder.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Highway, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wawona visit planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Wawona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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