15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

Make it your trip
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woodburn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
You've added Myrtle Falls, Spray Falls, Comet Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Christine Falls Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Reflection Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, then appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning tool.

Saint Louis to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Mount Rainier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in September, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, get impressive views of Mount Hood, and then hike along Mirror Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Hood River. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hood River, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bend

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, then explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest, then hike along Maston Trailhead Site, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hood River to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Woodburn.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Woodburn

— 2 nights
Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): do a tasting at Winter's Hill Estate and then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Woodburn Premium Outlets.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Woodburn tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Bend to Woodburn takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bend in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Woodburn, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Woodburn

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Woodburn to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Woodburn in September: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 29th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, then hike along Second Beach Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 56°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip