36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Silverton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bandon
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Columbia

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound) and Moran State Park (in Olga). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, and kick back and relax at San Juan Co Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planner .

Columbia to Friday Harbor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Columbia in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Orcas Island Pottery, Moran State Park, San Juan Co Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Picnic Point Park (in Edmonds), Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip website .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Tolmie State Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, Picnic Point Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Lake Wilderness Arboretum ©
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: North Head Lighthouse (in Ilwaco) and Astoria Column (in Astoria). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, look for gifts at Beach Books, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

Find out how to plan Cannon Beach trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Cape Meares Lighthouse, North Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Oxbow Regional Park (in Gresham), Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal) and Fernhill Wetlands Park (in Forest Grove). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portland travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vancouver, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia River Highway, Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Fernhill Wetlands Park
Highlights from your plan
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge tour builder tool .

Drive from Portland to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. In August in Timberline Lodge, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mt. Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

3
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
Silverton is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Catholic Church and Bush's Pasture Park. Get out of town with these interesting Silverton side-trips: Table Rock Wilderness (in Molalla), Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge (in Jefferson) and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge (in Dallas). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Oregon Garden, steep yourself in history at Deepwood Museum & Gardens, don't miss a visit to The Gordon House, and snap pictures at Gallon House Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Silverton using our trip planner.

Drive from Timberline Lodge to Silverton in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Silverton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem, Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Table Rock Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Newport Farmer's Market (in Newport), Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Yachats coastline) and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Heceta Beach, and putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Silverton to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Silverton in August: highs in Florence hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Newport, Yachats, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Safari and then immerse yourself in nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Game Park Safari, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bandon online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Bandon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bandon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildlife Safari, Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Wildlife Safari ©
Wildlife Safari
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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