31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel planner

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Bandon
— 3 nights
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Yachats
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Bandon

— 3 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bandon: Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park, Shore Acres State Park, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, take an in-depth tour of Bandon Historical Society Museum, stroll through Coquille Point, and tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bandon trip itinerary planning website.

Nashville to Bandon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in July: highs in Bandon hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Yachats

— 3 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Yachats with an excursion to Heceta Beach in Florence--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yachats road trip planner.

You can drive from Bandon to Yachats in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Yachats sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Cannon Beach is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Yachats to Cannon Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yachats in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks) and Summit Ski Area (in Government Camp). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals, and get a taste of life in the country at Double Mountain Ranch.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hood River online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Portland sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hood Canal, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lower Big Quilcene Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ellinor.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Portland in July, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Seattle

— 6 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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip