36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

36 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 4 nights
Bus
6
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Train to Intl Distr Stn & S Jackson St - 5th Avenue S - Bay C, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Dr and Crater Lake National Park. Get in touch with nature at Toketee Falls and Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint. Change things up with these side-trips from Crater Lake National Park: Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua) and Mill Creek Falls (in Prospect). There's much more to do: hike along Garfield Peak, stroll through Pinnacles Overlook Hike, and admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park holiday maker website.

Minneapolis to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Crater Lake National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

4
nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smith Rock State Park and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. There's lots more to do: hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, see Off-Road Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Shevlin Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Deschutes River Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June: high temperatures in Bend hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
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 Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Visit Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Stonehenge Memorial for their historical value. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Schreiner Farms (in Lyle). There's still lots to do: trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hood, and do a tasting at Idiot's Grace.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in June, Hood River is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

3
nights
Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Let the collections at Lincoln City Glass Center and Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence) and Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nye Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Newport trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Hood River to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hood River in June: high temperatures in Newport hover around 61°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

4
nights
Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Long Beach. Visiting Astoria Column and Fort Clatsop National Memorial will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). The adventure continues: learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria itinerary planning website.

Getting from Newport to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will leave for Olympic National Park on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

6
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Rain Forest Nature Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

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Traveling by bus from Astoria to Olympic National Park takes 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Get outdoors at Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grove of the Patriarchs and Camp Muir Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, hike along Trail of the Shadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Loop.

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Fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you will find days in Friday Harbor are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Anacortes.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

2
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Olive Shoppe Ginger Grater la Conner, then identify plant and animal life at Predators of the Heart, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Erie Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Anacortes visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes in 2 hours. July in Anacortes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Escape the urban bustle at Bloedel Reserve and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & Museum of Glass). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and stop by Chukar Cherries.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Anacortes in July, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips