10 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

10 days in Seattle, Olympic National Park & Portland Itinerary

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach will get you outdoors. Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Edmonds to see Meadowdale Beach Park about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, walk around Kerry Park, and identify plant and animal life at Washington Park Arboretum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip site.

Houston to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Seattle is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for much colder days in Seattle, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edmonds, Snoqualmie Falls
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Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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 (Sun): hike along Murhut Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls, then stroll through Ruby Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

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Traveling by bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Olympic National Park, with lows of 44°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Merriman Falls
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Domaine Serene and Northwest (Nob Hill). Visiting Forest Park and Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Domaine Drouhin Oregon (in Dayton) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Newberg). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in October: highs in Portland hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, Troutdale, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Domaine Serene ©
Domaine Serene
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Columbia River Highway
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Forest Park

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