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.
On the 5th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier and then hike along Skyline Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park day trip tool.

Detroit to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to 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: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
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 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 see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Portland. In July, Portland is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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