8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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 5th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then explore the world behind art at Nordic Museum, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle holiday planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seattle when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tolmie State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Olympia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Olympia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Olympia to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Olympia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then hike along Wildwood Recreation Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge takes 3 hours. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildwood Recreation Site, Mt. Hood National Forest
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Timberline Lodge to Portland takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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