9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Asheville
Fly + tram + Fly:  12​h
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  12​h 45​min
Asheville

2
days
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 26th (Tue), stroll through Ruby Beach. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park travel route builder tool .

Asheville to Olympic National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Olympic National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Asheville in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

3
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle route planning app .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Astoria Column in Astoria (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, stop by Beach Books, and enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip site .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Astoria, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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