15 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Spokane
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Roslyn
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Sequim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane trip tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Spokane is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roslyn.

Things to do in Spokane

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
St. Aloysius Church ©
St. Aloysius Church

1
day
Roslyn

Roslyn ©
Roslyn is a city in Kittitas County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Roslyn Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Roslyn Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Roslyn route builder .

Getting from Spokane to Roslyn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Spokane in September, you will find days in Roslyn are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Roslyn

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Roslyn Cemetery ©
Roslyn Cemetery
Roslyn Historical Museum ©
Roslyn Historical Museum

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Get a sense of the local culture at North Head Lighthouse and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Oysterville Church in Oysterville (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and contemplate the long history of Battery Russell.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip builder site .

You can drive from Roslyn to Astoria in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Roslyn in September, you will find days in Astoria are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Battery Russell, Oysterville Church
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tillamook

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Three Capes Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Three Capes Scenic Drive ©
Three Capes Scenic Drive

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Vancouver National Historic Reserve, then steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Officers' Row. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Waterfront Renaissance Trail, then snap pictures at Vancouver Land Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial, and finally pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver road trip planner.

Drive from Tillamook to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tillamook in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House

3
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Get some historical perspective at Trinity United Methodist Church and Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sequim side-trips: Olympic National Park (Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, Olympic National Park, & more). There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at New Dungeness Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequim trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vancouver to Sequim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sequim, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Trinity United Methodist Church
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent) and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (in Tacoma). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle visit planner .

Drive from Sequim to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sequim in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tahoma National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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