30 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

30 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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Astoria
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights

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Astoria

Astoria ©

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Astoria Column and Long Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Bronze Coast Gallery, Hug Point State Park, &more). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner.

Seattle to Astoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Mike Miller Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Newport travel route planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Newport are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to High Desert Museum and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Smith Rock State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: stroll around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, see Off-Road Tours, get outside with RiverStone Adventures, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Bend day trip planning app.

Getting from Newport to Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Maryhill Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Stonehenge Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery (in Wishram) and Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour (in Stevenson). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Hood, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hood River trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in Hood River dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Columbia River Highway and The Oregon Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Pittock Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Newberg (Bravuro Cellars, Natalies Estate Winery, &more), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Silver Falls State Park (in Drake Crossing). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, kick your exploration up a notch at Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center, and surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
The Oregon Garden ©
The Oregon Garden
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

5
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Quinault (Merriman Falls, Rain Forest Nature Trail, &more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Outer Island Expeditions.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Olga road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Olga with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Olga can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Outer Island Expeditions ©
Outer Island Expeditions

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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 (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to English Camp, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor attractions website.

Getting from Olga to Friday Harbor by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Shop till you drop at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LeMay - America's Car Museum and The Museum of Flight. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Anacortes) and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom Rack, and walk around Kerry Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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