15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary planner

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Loop and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, then get outside with Reflection Lakes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning website.

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

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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): take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest, get impressive views of Mount Hood, then trek along Mirror Lake Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Trillium Lake. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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): see Off-Road Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls, and finally head outdoors with RiverStone Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, then stroll through Maston Trailhead Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bend holiday planner.

You can fly from Hood River to Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Woodburn.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Woodburn

— 2 nights
Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Cellar Door Wine Tours, learn about winemaking at Winter's Hill Estate, and then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and finally browse the different shops at Woodburn Premium Outlets.

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Drive from Bend to Woodburn in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in Woodburn dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Woodburn

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally stop by Cloud and Leaf Bookstore.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Woodburn to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Woodburn in September, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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), contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, then trek along Second Beach Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, then hike along Sol Duc Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Olympic National Park day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to 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), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle holiday planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Olympic National Park in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip