8 days in Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

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8 days in Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Car:  5​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
car:  5​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
End: Portland

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center as well as Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Quinault Big Spruce Tree and Quinault Big Cedar. Venture out of the city with trips to John's Beachcombing Museum (in Forks), First Beach (in La Push) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Madison Creek Falls and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary website .

Portland to Olympic National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Quinault, Port Angeles, First Beach, John's Beachcombing Museum
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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
First Beach ©
First Beach
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wahclella Falls and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Attractions like Portland Children's Museum and Oregon Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, ponder the world of politics at Portland City Hall, walk around Laurelhurst Park, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in September: highs in Portland hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society

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