8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest attractions planner
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 2 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Detroit to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Detroit in July since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 1 night

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 8th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. 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 your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Astoria.
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Astoria — 2 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 9th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Astoria trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Astoria. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally trek along Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland route planner.

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in July: highs in Portland hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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