5 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

5 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 day
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Portland

— 1 day

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.
On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square, stop by Powell's City of Books, then make a trip to Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planner.

Orlando to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Portland, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Ramona Falls Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Timberline Lodge trip site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Timberline Lodge takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Timberline Lodge, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in October, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Before you visit Crater Lake National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Seattle to Crater Lake National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Oregon travel guide

4.4
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.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · 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.