9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
— 2 nights


Timberline Lodge — 1 day

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 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then hike along Ramona Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge trip site.

San Diego to Timberline Lodge is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Timberline Lodge, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Astoria.
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Astoria — 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial and then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Astoria trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Timberline Lodge to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Timberline Lodge, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, trek along Hoh River Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park. In July, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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