35 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

35 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bend
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 5 nights
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Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Step out of Hood River to go to Timberline Lodge and see Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Hood River County Fruit Loop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip maker tool.

New York City to Hood River is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Hood River: highs are around 71°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bend

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: Sahalie and Koosah Falls (in Sisters), Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest, hike along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake, head outdoors with Steins Pillar, and contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bend using our trip planner.

Getting from Hood River to Bend by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 4 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Cannon Beach is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and explore and take pictures at Three Capes Scenic Drive.

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Traveling by flight from Bend to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cannon Beach when traveling from Bend in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get outside with Portland Timbers, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 6 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: stroll through Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from Friday Harbor with a short trip to Orcas Island Pottery in Eastsound, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with San Juan Safaris, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor driving holiday planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 5 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.
Dedicate the 1st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Mount Rainier National Park

— 5 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. The adventure continues: stroll through Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, and get outside with Reflection Lakes.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 42°F. You will leave for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours