10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary maker

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, then trek along Skyline Trail, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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 Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, and hike along Hoh River Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park holiday planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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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 18th (Sun): hike along Wildwood Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
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