56 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

56 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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56 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bend
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Brookings
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bandon
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sequim
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Amsterdam


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6
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.
Kids will enjoy Powell's City of Books and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area. Get in touch with nature at Forest Park and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Butte Creek Falls (in Scotts Mills), Silver Falls State Park (in Silverton) and Astoria (Astoria Column & Chief Comcomly Memorial). There's much more to do: stroll through Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, tour the water at your own pace with HOOK'EM UP Guide Service, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Portland due to the time zone difference. January in Portland sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Astoria, Hyland Forest Park, Camassia Natural Area, Rogerson Clematis Garden, Butte Creek Falls
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Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Wildwood Trail ©
Wildwood Trail
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

5
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Attractions like Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Starvation Creek State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale), Summit Ski Area (in Government Camp) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's much more to do: stroll through White Pass Ski Resort, take in the views from Bridge of the Gods, take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest, and admire all the interesting features of Hood River County Fruit Loop.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portland in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Oregon, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Multnomah Falls, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

6
nights
Bend

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Willamette Hatchery and Dee Wright Observatory. Take a break from the city and head to Smith Rock State Park and Oregon Trail of Dreams. Change things up with these side-trips from Bend: Sisters (Hoodoo Ski Area & Sahalie and Koosah Falls), Salt Creek Falls (in Oakridge) and Fort Rock State Natural Area (in Fort Rock). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, hike along Shevlin Park, Head underground at Boyd Cave, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tumalo Mountain.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bend travel planner .

Getting from Hood River to Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Hood River in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Redmond, Sisters, Oakridge, Dee Wright Observatory, Fort Rock State Natural Area
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls

6
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.
Get outdoors at Mount Bailey and Sun Notch Trail. Attractions like Mount Scott and Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Crater Lake National Park: Willamette Pass Resort (in Crescent), Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua) and National Creek Falls (in Prospect). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Garfield Peak, stroll through Pinnacles Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in January, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Prospect, Umpqua National Forest, Mount Bailey, Willamette Pass Resort
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Mount Bailey ©
Mount Bailey
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

5
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Visit Myers Creek Beach and Lone Ranch Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Ophir Beach and Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Brookings: Otter Point State Recreation Site (in Gold Beach) and Taylor's Sausage Country Store (in Cave Junction). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, get great views at Natural Bridges Viewpoint, immerse yourself in nature at Harris Beach State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brookings vacation site .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Brookings in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brookings when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in January, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cave Junction, Ophir Beach, Otter Point State Recreation Site, Myers Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ophir Beach ©
Ophir Beach
Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area ©

5
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coquille Point and Bandon State Park. Bring the kids along to Sand Master Park and Whiskey Run Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bandon side-trips: Coos Bay (Cape Arago State Park & Shore Acres State Park), Heceta Beach (in Florence) and Bastendorff Beach (in Charleston). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, shop like a local with Second Street Gallery, stroll through South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bandon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Brookings to Bandon takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bandon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Charleston, Florence, Coos Bay, Oregon Route 38
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Sand Master Park ©
Sand Master Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Attractions like Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Recreation Site make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Oswald West State Park. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Rockaway Beach and see Rockaway Beach Wayside, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and stop by Cannon Beach Bookstore.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip planning app .

Drive from Bandon to Cannon Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Mount Ellinor and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Kids will enjoy Hands On Children's Museum and Wolf Haven International. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, admire the majestic nature at Priest Point Park, view the masterpieces at Childhood's End Gallery, and get curious at WET Science Center.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympia online vacation planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Olympia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cannon Beach in February since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wolf Haven International, Mount Ellinor, Tumwater Falls Park, Great Wolf Lodge
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

7
nights
Sequim

Sequim
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kids will enjoy Deer Park and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Storm King and Mount Olympus. Explore Sequim's surroundings by going to Northwest Maritime Center (in Port Townsend) and Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls, Ozette Loop Hike, & more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Soleil, and experience rural life at Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm.

Plan trip to Sequim with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Sequim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Northwest Maritime Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Alki Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Si and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Point Defiance Park (in Tacoma) and Imagine Children's Museum (in Everett). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Sequim to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Seattle sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, Mt Si, Imagine Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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