9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle travel route planner.

Missoula to Seattle is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Missoula in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kids will enjoy Hurricane Ridge and Hoh River Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, stroll through Murhut Falls, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Portland. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Lincoln City

— 1 night
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Sun), look for gifts at Northwest Winds Kite Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln City tour site.

You can drive from Portland to Lincoln City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Lincoln City hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

Getting from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Lincoln City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors