36 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

36 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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Seattle
— 6 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
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Fly to Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal, Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Sequim
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Sequim
— 2 nights
Bus
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yachats
— 1 night
Drive
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Ashland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stevenson
— 3 nights
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary planner.

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seattle when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 60°F. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

3
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spirit of Orca Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound) and Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get slightly colder in Friday Harbor: highs are around 74°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sequim

Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): experience rural life at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, then experience rural life at Graysmarsh Berry Farm, then look for gifts at Washington Lavender, and finally head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Soleil, then admire the natural beauty at The Lavender Connection, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sequim online attractions planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Sequim by combination of flight, ferry, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Sequim, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

5
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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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park takes 2 hours. In July in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for Mount Rainier National Park on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Helens.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature

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Saint Helens

St. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Columbia View Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Helens road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Saint Helens. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Saint Helens

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from Hood River with a short trip to Bonneville Lock & Dam in Cascade Locks, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Hood, take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop, and trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saint Helens to Hood River in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Yachats

Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then Head underground at Sea Lion Caves, and finally enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yachats online trip builder.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, things will get slightly colder in Yachats: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 31st (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours, then catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and then walk around Lithia Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ashland itinerary planner.

Getting from Yachats to Ashland by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Yachats in July: highs in Ashland hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Ashland

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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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.
You've now added Ouzel Outfitters - Oregon & Idaho Rafting to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): let the river carry you with Ouzel Outfitters - Oregon & Idaho Rafting, then walk around Drake Park, then look and learn at Oregon Observatory, and finally Head underground at Lava River Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip planner.

You can drive from Ashland to Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ashland in July: high temperatures in Bend hover around 85°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stevenson.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Stevenson

Stevenson is a city in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then whizz through the canopy at Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour, and finally cruise along Cape Horn Lookout. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Bridge of the Gods, explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stevenson trip planning app.

Drive from Bend to Stevenson in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in August since evenings lows in Stevenson dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stevenson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.