24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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24 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pittock Mansion and Eastbank Esplanade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sokol Blosser Winery and St. Mary's Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal), Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Ermatinger House, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

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New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portland when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Silver Falls State Park, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Ermatinger House, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column & Fort Clatsop National Memorial). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and stop by Bronze Coast Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astoria
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Face Rock Creamery, kick back and relax at Coquille Point, and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park.

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Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Bandon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bandon, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shore Acres State Park
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Hood National Forest.

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You can drive from Bandon to Timberline Lodge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Timberline Lodge, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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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. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, see the interesting displays at Longmire Museum, and stroll through Wonderland Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Timberline Lodge in October, you will find days in Mount Rainier National Park are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

7
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 some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmie State Park (in Olympia), Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls) and Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

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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 October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Tolmie State Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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