9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Monroe

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, stroll through Ruby Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Monroe to Olympic National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Monroe in July, things will get much colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, Cannon Beach is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planning site .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Laurelhurst Park ©
Laurelhurst Park

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