10 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Needle and Pike Place Market. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, engage your brain at Pacific Science Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle travel route builder app.

Memphis to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature
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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.
Kids will enjoy Ruby Beach and Sol Duc Falls. There's much more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and kick back and relax at Rialto Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, then hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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Portland — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Portland travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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