22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  14​h
1
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  6​h
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Hood River trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Hood River is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Hood River, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek State Park, The Dalles Murals
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2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
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.
On the 6th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Drake Park, look and learn at Oregon Observatory, then take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bend trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Hood River to Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bend, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon Observatory, Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner .

Drive from Bend to Cannon Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Bend in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Laurelhurst Park, stop by Powell's City of Books, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Rogerson Clematis Garden, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, trek along Skyline Trail, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park holiday planner .

You can take a train from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

4
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.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to B&B Family Farm in Sequim, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Second Beach Trail, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel route tool .

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

5
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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