18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary planner

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Fly
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Bend
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Westlake Station & Pine St - 3rd 4th & 5th Avenue - Bay A, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Bend

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Drake Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the activities along Deschutes River, and finally explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bend travel itinerary planner.

Chicago to Bend is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bend, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, admire all the interesting features of Hood River County Fruit Loop, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hood River day trip site.

You can drive from Bend to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in August since evenings lows in Hood River dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, and finally admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hood River in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, trek along Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

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Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Hoh River Trail, explore the activities along Hoh River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, hike along Trail of the Shadows, then trek along Skyline Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Camp Muir Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you will find days in Friday Harbor are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Seattle

— 3 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping