60 days in Pacific Northwest & Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest & Alaska Itinerary

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Bandon
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Hood River
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Bend
— 5 nights
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Cannon Beach
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
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Mount Vernon
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Langley, Whidbey Island
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Seattle
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Mount Rainier National Park
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Anchorage
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Fairbanks
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Bandon — 4 nights

Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Explore Bandon's surroundings by going to Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor (in Brookings), Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay) and Myers Creek Beach (in Pistol River). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, play a few rounds at Pacific Dunes, and stroll through Coquille Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bandon trip app.

New York City to Bandon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New York City to Bandon, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips

Portland — 7 nights

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (in Woodburn), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens (in Woodland). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, stroll through Forest Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

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

Getting from Bandon to Portland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Hood River — 5 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hood River: Kiyokawa Family Orchards (in Parkdale), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, hit the slopes at Mount Hood, and stroll through Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River route tool.

Getting from Portland to Hood River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in April, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Bend.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Bend — 5 nights

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.
Explore Bend's surroundings by going to Crooked River Scenic Drive (in Prineville), Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Brasada Ranch (in Powell Butte). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sahalie and Koosah Falls, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, and stroll around Sam Johnson Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bend trip tool.

Getting from Hood River to Bend by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bend when traveling from Hood River in April, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cannon Beach.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Cannon Beach — 4 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to Rockaway Beach Wayside in Rockaway Beach, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and admire all the interesting features of Three Capes Scenic Drive.

Before you visit Cannon Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Bend to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in April since evenings lows in Cannon Beach dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Olympic National Park — 7 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Lower Big Quilcene Trail, and kick back and relax at Rialto Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park with the Route module. April in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Vernon.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Mount Vernon — 3 nights

Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. Mount Vernon is known for parks, events, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Roozengaarde Display Garden, look for gifts at The Wood Merchant, browse the exhibits of Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Valley Shine Distillery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Vernon trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Mount Vernon with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Langley.
Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips

Langley, Whidbey Island — 3 nights

Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Townsend (Chetzemoka Park, Puget Sound Express, &more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whidbey Island Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Meerkerk Gardens, and ride a horse along Putney Woods Trails.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Langley route planning app.

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Langley takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips

Seattle — 7 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium & Point Defiance Park). Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and get curious at Pacific Science Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip website.

You can drive from Langley to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
Parks · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in May, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Anchorage — 6 nights

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Make the 23rd (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Kincaid Park, hike along Arctic Valley Ski Area, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and take some stellar pictures from Westchester Lagoon.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Anchorage journey maker site.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Anchorage in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, you will find days in Anchorage are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Fairbanks.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Fairbanks — 6 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Change things up with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, stroll through Large Animal Research Station, get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and fly down the slopes at Moose Mountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks day trip app.

You can fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Fairbanks sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

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.

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.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.