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. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in May since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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, stroll through Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, and hike along Hoh River Trail.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online tour 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 in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

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) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Cannon Beach. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then go for a walk through Strawberry Hill Wayside, and finally admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Oregon Coast Hwy, view the masterpieces at Wave Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Earthworks Gallery, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yachats route 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem), Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette) and Cape Horn Overlook (in Washougal). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Yachats to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Yachats, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 51°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5: