8 days in Redwood National Park, Oregon Coast & Washington State Itinerary

8 days in Redwood National Park, Oregon Coast & Washington State Itinerary

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8 days in Redwood National Park, Oregon Coast & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

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night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park tour itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach route maker app .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Cannon Beach in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Astoria Column, Seaside Candyman
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 15th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park vacation planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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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 17th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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