7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Seattle — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally walk around Kerry Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle holiday app.

Pittsburgh to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Seattle, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

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 (Tue), cruise along Hurricane Ridge and then hike along Sol Duc Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lena Lakes, then admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 25th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In July, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.
Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Portland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and finally trek along Forest Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland holiday tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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