8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip site.

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Seattle is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

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 26th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in October, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Nature · Parks

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Portland

— 2 nights

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 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland online attractions planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums