22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + bus:  5​h
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Seattle Center, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle online day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Olympic Peninsula. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Quinault Big Spruce Tree about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Olympic Peninsula
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Take a break from the city and head to High Desert Museum and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Smith Rock State Park and Drake Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bend road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Bend in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, Bend is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Drake Park ©
Drake Park

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum and then take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge. On the next day, try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Bend to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bend in May, Florence is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games
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Sea Lion Caves ©
Sea Lion Caves
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum ©
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Family-friendly places like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Oregon Coast Aquarium will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Step out of Newport to go to Yachats and see Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, The Chocolate Frog
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Family-friendly places like Cannon Beach and Astoria Column will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Ecola State Park and Fort Stevens State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Fort Clatsop National Memorial). There's more to do: stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen and indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach holiday planning website .

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Hood and Oregon Zoo. Pittock Mansion and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Oregon Garden (in Silverton). There's more to do: meet the residents at Washington Park and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip tool .

Take a bus from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Falls State Park, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mount Hood, Oregon Garden, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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