36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest route builder

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Spokane
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mount Vernon
— 3 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Spokane

— 3 nights
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Spokane is known for parks, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at Davenport Spa & Salon, see the interesting displays at Campbell House, and hike along Iller Creek Conservation Area.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Spokane day trip app.

New York City to Spokane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Spokane. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in April since evenings lows in Spokane dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

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). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, experience rural life at Smiley's Red Barn, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River journey planner.

Getting from Spokane to Hood River by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Short Sands Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach online vacation planner.

Drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Hood River in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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 Lacamas Park Trail (in Camas), Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (in Woodburn) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online trip maker.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympic National Park: Merriman Falls (in Quinault) and Whitney Gardens and Nursery (in Brinnon). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Hoh River, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park sightseeing planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in May, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Vernon

— 3 nights
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Vernon side-trips: Anacortes (Rosario Beach, Predators of the Heart, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden, stroll around Cap Sante Park, steep yourself in history at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, and look for gifts at Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Vernon day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Friday Harbor: Moran State Park (in Olga) and Eastsound (Orcas Island Pottery & Jones Island State Park). The adventure continues: do sightseeing your way with San Juan Safaris, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip builder.

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Kirkland to see ILovekickboxing about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online journey maker.

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 May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips