17 days in Washington State, Oregon & Redwood National Park Itinerary

17 days in Washington State, Oregon & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 1 day
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
4
Newport
— 2 nights
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
6
Grants Pass
— 2 nights
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
8
Portland
— 2 nights
9
Hood River
— 3 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park and then stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Seattle. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gardens Park ©
Golden Gardens Park
Bruce Lee Grave Site ©
Bruce Lee Grave Site

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, and then explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls and then hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Olympic National Park at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive ©
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 6th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, contemplate the long history of Clark's Dismal Nitch, then enjoy the sea views from North Head Lighthouse, and finally trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fort George Brewery and Public House.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Astoria in 7.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Astoria are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Head Lighthouse, Clark's Dismal Nitch
Highlights from your plan
Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather, then immerse yourself in nature at Beverly Beach State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Seal Rock State Wayside.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Newport road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Astoria in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Seal Rock State Wayside, Beverly Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Foulweather ©
Cape Foulweather
Beverly Beach State Park ©
Beverly Beach State Park

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach and then hike along Trillium Falls Hike. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Redwood National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grants Pass.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Orick
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

2
nights
Grants Pass

Grants Pass ©
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Great Cats World Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Upper and Lower Table Rock, and then take in the views from The Wimer Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Rogue Creamery, do a tasting at EdenVale Winery, then contemplate the long history of Butte Creek Mill, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grants Pass online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Grants Pass in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grants Pass, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medford, Great Cats World Park, Rogue Creamery, The Wimer Covered Bridge, Butte Creek Mill
Highlights from your plan
Great Cats World Park ©
Great Cats World Park
Upper and Lower Table Rock ©
Upper and Lower Table Rock
Rogue River ©
Rogue River

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 13th (Tue), trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, then trek along Annie Creek Canyon, then take in the dramatic scenery at National Creek Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Klamath Museum and then trek along Sun Notch Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grants Pass to Crater Lake National Park in 2 hours. When traveling from Grants Pass in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Prospect, Fort Klamath Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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Portland

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), then do a tasting at Erath Vineyards Winery, then learn about winemaking at Archery Summit Winery, and finally do a tasting at Winter's Hill Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Benson Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then take a memorable drive along Cape Horn Lookout, and finally stroll through Angels Rest Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey planning site.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dayton, Angels Rest Trail, Erath Vineyards Winery, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Horn Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Erath Vineyards Winery ©
Erath Vineyards Winery
Archery Summit Winery ©
Archery Summit Winery
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)

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nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You've now added Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint, do a tasting at Sunshine Mill Winery, and then hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at The Gorge White House, learn about winemaking at Wy'East Vineyards, and then explore and take pictures at Hood River County Fruit Loop.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hood River are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Rowena Crest Viewpoint, Sunshine Mill Winery, Starvation Creek State Park, Hood River County Fruit Loop
Highlights from your plan
Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
Wy'East Vineyards ©
Wy'East Vineyards

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