8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 day
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 day

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Detroit to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Detroit in July, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Space Needle, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park day trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally stroll through Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

Make your Portland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Portland. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 83°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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