7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest route planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Paradise Loop in Mount Rainier National Park, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planner.

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 72°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
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 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park visit website.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Portland

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Pittock Mansion and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll around South Park Blocks.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Portland. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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