8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest vacation maker

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Portland
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then walk around South Park Blocks, and finally snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then don't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planning website.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Second Beach Trail, admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seattle trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors