12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

12 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary 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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and The Museum of Flight. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and walk around Waterfall Garden Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary planner.

Tucson to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Hoh River, hike along Sol Duc Falls, and stroll through High Divide.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park travel website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

Plan trip to Cannon Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. In July in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
On the 25th (Sun), walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip website.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hood River trip itinerary site.

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips