22 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

22 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Yachats
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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— 5 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Portland is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Portland at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, and finally hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach online trip builder.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy, and then take a memorable tour with Sandland Adventures.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yachats holiday planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Yachats to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 9th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, trek along Skyline Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Reflection Lakes and then trek along Camp Muir Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Yachats to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Yachats in August, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 4 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: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Hoh River Trail, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor online holiday planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Seattle

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Distillers & Bloedel Reserve). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle travel 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. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.