10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Atlanta
+2
Fly + tram + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Atlanta

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula and then trek along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Quinault Big Spruce Tree and then head outdoors with Lake Quinault.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Atlanta to Olympic National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in September, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 49°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Quinault, Olympic Peninsula
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Olympic National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Lake Quinault ©
Lake Quinault
Olympic Peninsula ©
Olympic Peninsula

2
days
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 (Mon): stroll through Kerry Park and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, then admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in September, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Seattle.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

3
days
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach. Get outdoors at Astoria Column and Oswald West State Park. When in Astoria, make a side trip to see Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Astoria online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Astoria are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Astoria.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
days
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then get engrossed in the history at Prehistoric, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Prehistoric
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Newport.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
South Beach State Park ©
South Beach State Park
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
hours
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland travel planning tool .

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newport in September, with highs in Portland at 76°F and lows at 55°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Portland.
Find places to stay »

Similar Plans

11 days in Pacific Northwest & Vancouver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Pacific Northwest, West Kelowna & Vancouver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Canada, Glacier National Park & Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Pacific Northwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans