11 days in Yellowstone National Park & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Yellowstone National Park & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
4
Portland
— 2 nights

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Orlando to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach visit planning app.

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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 13th (Sun), stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

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Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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