8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip builder

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online day trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Seattle is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, hike along Sol Duc Falls, explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 17th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping