8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest journey planner

Make it your trip
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Portland
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then get outside with Portland Timbers, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland journey planning site.

Jacksonville to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Jacksonville to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jacksonville in September: high temperatures in Portland hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
On the 25th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Seattle

— 4 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, walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours