10 days in Pacific Northwest & Vancouver Itinerary

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Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Olympic National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights


Portland, United States — 2 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.
On the 4th (Sun), hike along Angels Rest Trail, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, take a stroll through Officers' Row, then contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House, then stroll through Waterfront Renaissance Trail, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Willamette River Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland travel route planner.

Durham to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in June: high temperatures in Portland hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 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.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Green Lake Park. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Seattle visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park, United States — 2 nights

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 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along High Divide, then hike along Ozette Loop Hike, and then admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In June, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.
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Vancouver, Canada — 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 11th (Sun), walk around Pacific Spirit Regional Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Jericho Beach, explore the activities along False Creek, then trek along West Vancouver Seawall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Vancouver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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