24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h
8
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Syracuse

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 21st (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then walk around Lithia Park, then look for gifts at Rogue Creamery, and finally explore the activities along Rogue River.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ashland online driving holiday planner .

Syracuse to Ashland is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Syracuse in August, expect nights in Ashland to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rogue Creamery, Rogue River
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park

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 22nd (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, take a memorable drive along McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

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

You can drive from Ashland to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, Bend is slightly colder than Ashland - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Smith Rock State Park, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and then stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner.

Getting from Bend to Hood River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hood River when traveling from Bend in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hood River in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cedar Wetlands Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, then hike along Skyline Trail, then stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect Mount Rainier National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: B&B Family Farm (in Sequim) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). The adventure continues: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Sol Duc Falls, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and stroll through Murhut Falls.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Friday Harbor: Eastsound (Orcas Island Pottery & Orcas Island Winery). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor online trip builder .

Traveling by ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Eastsound, Judd Cove Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery

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: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and stroll around Discovery Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours
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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