21 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

21 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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21 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  3​h 45​min
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Sequim
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 10th (Mon), expand your understanding of the military at American Camp and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online road trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Friday Harbor is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Friday Harbor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Flight and Pike Place Market. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in June, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then take an in-depth tour of Longmire Museum, and then trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, hike along Trail of the Shadows, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park route planner.

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Mount Rainier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Timberline Lodge trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Timberline Lodge. In June, daytime highs in Timberline Lodge are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Little Zigzag Falls, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

3
nights
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.
Visiting Multnomah Falls and Beacon Rock will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Hyland Forest Park, and hike along Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Portland trip maker website .

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Portland in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyland Forest Park, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Let the collections at Seaside Inverted Experience and Cannon Beach History Center and Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Oswald West State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more) and Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

Plan a Astoria trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

6
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequim: Olympic Coast Discovery Center (in Port Angeles) and Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail, Murhut Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at B&B Family Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dungeness Landing County Park, and get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequim road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Sequim takes 4.5 hours. In June in Sequim, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Olympic Coast Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
High Divide ©
High Divide

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