8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Seattle

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Meadowdale Beach Park. Get outdoors at Puget Sound Express and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder website.

Atlanta to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in May; daily highs in Seattle reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Rialto Beach and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then stroll through Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In May, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Timberline Lodge travel site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Timberline Lodge takes 3 hours. In May in Timberline Lodge, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Nature
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