15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  10​h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + tram + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Asheville

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning tool .

Asheville to Portland is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at The Buzz on Broadway, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get a bit cooler in Cannon Beach: highs are around 70°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Little Zigzag Falls and then steep yourself in history at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Little Zigzag Falls
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cushman.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

few
hours
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor route planning tool .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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