22 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

22 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Seattle at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch, and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor visit planner.

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 69°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Second Beach Trail, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach online road trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to International Rose Test Garden and Pittock Mansion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, get outside with Portland Timbers, stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland vacation planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): walk around Port Marina Park, examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Art on Oak, identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Hood River are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

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.