12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Portland
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + train:  11​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. Step out of Portland to go to Hillsboro and see Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurelhurst Park, hike along Forest Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland day trip tool .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Portland is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Portland: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, explore the wide array of goods at NORDSTROM, stop by Chukar Cherries, then get some jogging in at Discovery Park, then stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in June: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

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