24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Pittock Mansion and Oregon Garden will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eastbank Esplanade and St. Mary's Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Bush's Pasture Park (in Salem). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, ponder the design of Ira Keller Fountain Park, hike along Forest Park, and don't miss a visit to The Gordon House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland online holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Portland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Portland is minus 18 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, Bush's Pasture Park, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Multnomah Falls, Ermatinger House
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Ecola State Park and Astoria Column. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Astoria and see Fort Clatsop National Memorial, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, and stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online road trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Darlingtonia State Natural Site. There's much more to do: get all the equipment you need at Sand Master Park, kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Florence in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Langlois Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Coquille Point. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Face Rock Creamery, then look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bandon vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bandon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Bandon sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Langlois Market, Shore Acres State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then hike along Little Zigzag Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Timberline Lodge journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Bandon to Timberline Lodge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rainier and Narada Falls. There's much more to do: hike along Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonderland Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park. In May in Mount Rainier National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Murhut Falls, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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