10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 day
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Newport
— 3 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Philadelphia

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Seattle

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Washington Park Arboretum, then take a memorable tour with Puget Sound Express, and then walk around Kerry Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker app.

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 12th (Sun), stroll through Skyline Trail, then head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then stroll through Nisqually Vista Loop, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 14th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Murhut Falls, and then stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls, then delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park attractions tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Clatsop Spit, then trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and finally hike along Cathedral Tree Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Astoria trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Astoria. In September in Astoria, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 18th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Smelt Sands State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Marine Discovery Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Taft Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Gleneden Beach State Park.

Before you visit Newport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.