15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary maker

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

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then trek along Skyline Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Paradise Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Minneapolis to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Puget Sound Express and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) 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 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In July in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Multnomah Falls. Visit Beacon Rock and Columbia River Highway for their historical value. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Mosier--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portland driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips