9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Newark to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Seattle. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
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.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, trek along Hoh River Trail, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip app .

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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Side Trip

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

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks Beaches
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then trek along Wildwood Trail, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Portland Timbers and then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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