22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest route planner

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Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Bus
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to S Myrtle St & Beacon Ave S
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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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 2nd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Rim Dr and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

Plan my day in Crater Lake National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tampa to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Tampa in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Lava River Cave and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smith Rock State Park and Tumalo Falls. Take a break from Bend with a short trip to Lava Cast Forest Trail in La Pine, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlas Cider Co.

Before you visit Bend, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in May; daily highs in Bend reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maryhill Museum of Art and Fire Museum in City Hall. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Hood and Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Guy Talbot State Park (in Corbett), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, do a tasting at Sunshine Mill Winery, and admire the majestic nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hood River, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

2
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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Mike Miller Park, then kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nye Beach, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn.

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Drive from Hood River to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Hood River in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach and Astoria Column. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Astoria tour website.

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Astoria are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Second Beach Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at High Divide.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park road trip website.

Traveling by bus from Astoria to Olympic National Park takes 7.5 hours. In May in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

2
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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 (Tue): don't miss a visit to English Camp, then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor itinerary planning app.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of ferry and bus takes about 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Kerry Park, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 52°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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