46 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

46 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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46 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sisters
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Coos Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Yachats
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
End: Portland

9
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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: Camas Public Library (in Camas), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity). Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland visit planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Portland. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Town Center Park, Carlton Winemakers Studio
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Hood National Forest (in Welches), Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Cascade Locks (Oneonta Gorge & Bonneville Lock & Dam). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, get impressive views of Mount Hood, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and look for gifts at Foothills Yarn and Fiber.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River holiday app .

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Hood River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Sisters.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Little Zigzag Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Sisters

Sisters ©
Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, then wander the streets of City of Sisters, and then explore and take pictures at McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Drake Park, then explore the activities along Deschutes River, and then explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sisters online trip builder .

You can drive from Hood River to Sisters in 3 hours. Traveling from Hood River in October, Sisters is a bit cooler at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Sisters

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bend, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest

4
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Change things up with these side-trips from Crater Lake National Park: Wooldridge Creek Winery (in Grants Pass), Rogue River (in Medford) and Ashland (Lithia Park, Weisinger Family Winery, & more). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Garfield Peak and look for gifts at Rogue Creamery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park visit app .

Getting from Sisters to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sisters in October: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Ashland, Rogue River, Wooldridge Creek Winery, Rogue Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

4
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Explore Coos Bay's surroundings by going to Wildlife Safari (in Winston), Bandon (Whiskey Run Beach, Coquille River Lighthouse, & more) and Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area (in Allegany). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, stop by Face Rock Creamery, play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and take in the waterfront activity at Charleston Marina Complex.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Coos Bay takes 4 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in November, Coos Bay is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yachats.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandon, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, Wildlife Safari, Charleston Marina Complex
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

3
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yachats: Florence (Sand Master Park & Heceta Beach) and Newport (Nye Beach & Newport's Historic Bayfront). There's lots more to do: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, stroll through Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site, and stop by The Chocolate Frog.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yachats trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Coos Bay to Yachats takes 2 hours. In November in Yachats, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Florence, Waldport, Newport
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Stevens State Park, & more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach travel planner.

Drive from Yachats to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

11
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). Dedicate the 19th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Seattle are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Explore Mount Rainier National Park's surroundings by going to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville) and Nolte State Park (in Enumclaw). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, hike along Wonderland Trail, stroll through Skyline Trail, and admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in November, Mount Rainier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nolte State Park, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

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