12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary website.

Tucson to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tucson in June, you will find days in Seattle are colder (74°F), and nights are a bit cooler (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, trek along High Divide, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. July in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hood River visit planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hood River are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trips