15 days in Glacier National Park & Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

15 days in Glacier National Park & Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Welches
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Welches
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

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Columbus to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Columbus in September, things will get little chillier in Glacier National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Welches.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Welches

— 3 nights
Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Explore Welches' surroundings by going to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Corbett (Vista House & Latourell Falls). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, make a trip to Jonsrud Viewpoint, take an in-depth tour of Sandy Area Historical Museum, and explore the activities along Trillium Lake.

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Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Welches with the Route module. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Welches, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Welches: highs are around 66°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Welches

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hood River

— 5 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Go for a jaunt from Hood River to Cascade Locks to see Bonneville Lock & Dam about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, take in the views from Bridge of the Gods, and go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

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You can drive from Welches to Hood River in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips