10 days in Bellevue, Oregon & Olympia Itinerary

10 days in Bellevue, Oregon & Olympia Itinerary

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10 days in Bellevue, Oregon & Olympia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  3​h
1
Bellevue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Troutdale
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Sisters
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
McMinnville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Vancouver

1
night
Bellevue

Bellevue ©
French for "beautiful view," Bellevue consistently ranks as one of the country’s best cities to live in.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bellevue attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Bellevue is an approximately 3-hour car ride. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bellevue: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Bellevue

Parks
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Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pittock Mansion, Walking tours and Pearl District. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Bellevue to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toTroutdale.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Neighborhoods Shopping
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Walking tours
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion
Pioneer Courthouse Square ©
Pioneer Courthouse Square

few
hours
Troutdale

Troutdale ©
Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A., north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. Ponytail Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), look for gifts at Troutdale General Store, admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then admire the sheer force of Ponytail Falls, and finally take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Troutdale holiday planning website .

Troutdale is very close to Portland. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Troutdale

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls
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Wahkeena Falls ©
Wahkeena Falls
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge of the Gods

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Hood River Distillers Tasting Room.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River trip planner .

Drive from Troutdale to Hood River in an hour. Traveling from Troutdale in September, you will find days in Hood River are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Hood River Distillers Tasting Room ©

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oregon Observatory, Smith Rock State Park, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look and learn at Oregon Observatory.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bend day trip tool .

Drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hood River in September since evenings lows in Bend dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sisters.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit, Painted Hills, Oregon Observatory, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory

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hours
Sisters

Sisters ©
Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Sahalie and Koosah Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through City of Sisters and then admire the sheer force of Sahalie and Koosah Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sisters tour builder .

Traveling by car from Bend to Sisters takes an hour. Traveling from Bend in September, Sisters is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to McMinnville.

Things to do in Sisters

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls
City of Sisters ©
City of Sisters

1
night
McMinnville

McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the McMinnville trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Sisters to McMinnville in 3 hours. Traveling from Sisters in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in McMinnville. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympia.

Things to do in McMinnville

Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Farmers Market has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Olympia trip planner .

Traveling by car from McMinnville to Olympia takes 3 hours. Traveling from McMinnville in September, you will find days in Olympia are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

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