15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle online travel planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In September, Seattle is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Friday Harbor when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Rain Forest Nature Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Nye Beach. Get some historical perspective at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Step out of Newport to go to Yachats and see Devil's Churn, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, grab your bike and head to Mike Miller Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newport online trip planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Bend

— 3 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then stroll around Shevlin Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then don't miss a visit to Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, then stroll around Drake Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bend online trip maker.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, expect nights in Bend to be slightly colder, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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