28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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28 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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

2
nights
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 2nd (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Rogue River, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Glass Forge, and finally see the interesting displays at Bear Hotel Artworks Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ashland trip builder app .

San Francisco to Ashland is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for warmer days in Ashland, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Rogue River
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at High Desert Museum and Artists Gallery Sunriver. Get in touch with nature at Smith Rock State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Bend, make a side trip to see Sahalie and Koosah Falls in Sisters, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, explore the activities along Deschutes River, and walk around Drake Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bend online tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Ashland in July, things will get slightly colder in Bend: highs are around 85°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sahalie and Koosah Falls, Smith Rock State Park, Artists Gallery Sunriver
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Bend to Cannon Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Multnomah Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Sokol Blosser Winery. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Mount Hood in Hood River--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and walk around South Park Blocks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland route planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get outdoors at Skyline Trail and Burroughs Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, stroll through Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and trek along Camp Muir Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip 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 July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce) and Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout (in Sequim). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, trek along Ozette Loop Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park day trip tool .

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 July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, Joyce Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): shop like a local with Island Studios, then examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then stroll around San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor day trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. July in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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