8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest vacation planner

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Portland
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Powell's City of Books, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge.

Start your trip to Portland by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Milwaukee to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milwaukee to Portland is minus 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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