13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 day
3
Portland
— 1 night
4
Cascade Locks
— 1 night
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
6
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
7
Sequim
— 1 night
8
Tacoma
— 1 night
9
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
10
Seattle
— 3 nights

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

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Plattsburgh to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Plattsburgh to Crater Lake National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Plattsburgh in July: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip planner.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Powell's City of Books, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, thentake in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Portland online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cascade Locks road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cascade Locks takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Skyline Trail, thenhike along Trail of the Shadows, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mount Rainier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cascade Locks to Mount Rainier National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cascade Locks in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip website.

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July: highs in Olympic National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, thenrelax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, thentake in the waterfront activity at John Wayne Marina, and finally experience rural life at Purple Haze Lavender Farm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequim online tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Olympic National Park to Sequim in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sequim can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tacoma.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Wildlife
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, thentrek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tacoma online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sequim to Tacoma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequim in July, you will find days in Tacoma are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 28th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Tacoma to Friday Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tacoma in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Friday Harbor, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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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.
On the 29th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thentake in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, thenfind something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally see where the action happens at T-Mobile Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Seattle

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

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