15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 18th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, hike along Skyline Trail, then get outside with Reflection Lakes, and finally trek along Trail of the Shadows.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Mount Rainier National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Square and Saint James Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and Alki Beach. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Visit Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at High Divide.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Tillamook Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

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 28th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Angel Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip maker website.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get impressive views of Mount Hood, hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, and finally stroll through Beacon Rock. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Columbia Hills State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hood River day trip planning app.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hood River, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips