28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

Make it your trip
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Yachats
— 2 nights
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leavenworth
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 7 nights
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Portland

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Cliff Creek Cellars (in Newberg) and McMinnville (Elizabeth Chambers Cellar & Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum). Dedicate the 1st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Hoyt Arboretum, and steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland visit planning tool.

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Portland are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then cruise along Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yachats day trip planning app.

You can fly from Portland to Yachats in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Yachats, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, &more), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, explore and take pictures at Three Capes Scenic Drive, contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works, and stroll through Astoria Column.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Astoria driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yachats to Astoria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February in Astoria, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Olympia

— 2 nights
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Washington State Capitol, indulge in some personalized pampering at Oly Float, then explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Port Plaza Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Off the Walls Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cushman Trail.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Olympia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Trails · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Murhut Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Hood Canal, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympia to Olympic National Park with the Route module. February in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Leavenworth

— 4 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Wenatchee (Wenatchee National Forest, Apple Capital Loop Trail, &more), Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area (in Chelan) and Roslyn Cemetery (in Roslyn). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blue Spirits Distilling, look for gifts at The Oil & Vinegar Cellar, and ride a horse along Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leavenworth trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Leavenworth. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in February; daily highs in Leavenworth reach 5°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seattle

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland), Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park) and Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leavenworth to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Leavenworth in February, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips