8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  10​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  7​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Albany

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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore and take pictures at Safeco Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Albany to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 4th (Thu), trek along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planner .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in July, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then look for gifts at Beach Books, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip maker .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Books
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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