14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

14 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel route planner

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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
6
North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Sun), trek along Elowah Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Trillium Lake, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Zigzag Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hood River trip itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles to Hood River is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Hood River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 20th (Tue), trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, then explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hood River to Newport by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect Newport to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then look for gifts at Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Nisqually River, then trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then stroll through Nisqually Vista Loop, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, you will find days in Mount Rainier National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olympic National Park and Murhut Falls. There's much more to do: hike along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, and cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

North Cascades National Park

— 1 night
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll through Colonial Creek Campground, then cruise along N Cascades Hwy, and then identify plant and animal life at North Cascades National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the North Cascades National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, you will find days in North Cascades National Park are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, cast your line with a fishing tour, then appreciate the history behind Sonic Bloom By Dan Corson, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website.

You can drive from North Cascades National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from North Cascades National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors