11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest visit planner
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
4
Portland
— 4 nights
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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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the galleries of Seattle Art Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Louisville to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Louisville in May, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping
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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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. In May, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Portland — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Graham Oaks Nature Park (in Wilsonville) and Salem (Bush's Pasture Park & Schreiner's Iris Gardens). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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