22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest tour itinerary planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Seattle

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain, then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online route planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Merriman Falls about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Hoh River Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 26th (Wed), appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Cannon Beach. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, you will find days in Cannon Beach are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take some stellar pictures from Strawberry Hill Wayside, and finally admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy, then shop like a local with Wave Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Earthworks Gallery, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yachats trip planner.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Yachats, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Portland

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette), Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take a memorable tour with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip maker tool.

You can fly from Yachats to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yachats in May, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5: