9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

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Portland
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge. On the next day, get outside with Portland Timbers, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Portland, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Portland sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Quinault (Merriman Falls & Quinault Big Spruce Tree). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park driving holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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