60 days in Pacific Northwest & North Coast California Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest & North Coast California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Redmond
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Leavenworth
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Leavenworth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 6 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
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Orick
— 5 nights
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Mendocino
— 8 nights
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Redmond

— 3 nights
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Redmond: Wildland Firefighters Monument (in Prineville) and McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop (in Sisters). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, relax and rejuvenate at Shibui Spa, admire all the interesting features of Crooked River Scenic Drive, and walk around Sam Johnson Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Redmond vacation maker site.

Los Angeles to Redmond is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get much colder in Redmond: highs are around 50°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 5 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Bring the kids along to Leavenworth Reindeer Farm and Icicle Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Leavenworth side-trips: Johnson's Orchards (in Yakima), Apple Capital Loop Trail (in Wenatchee) and Kachess Lake (in Snoqualmie Pass). There's lots more to do: stroll around Waterfront Park, hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, wander the wide-open spaces of Eagle Creek Ranch, and stop by Schocolat.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leavenworth trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redmond to Leavenworth. While traveling from Redmond, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Leavenworth, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 8 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Needle and Bellevue Botanical Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum & Tacoma Art Museum), Hands On Children's Museum (in Olympia) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and stroll around Discovery Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip maker tool.

You can drive from Leavenworth to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Leavenworth in November; daily highs in Seattle reach 53°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Family-friendly places like Discover Nature and Comet Falls will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, and get great views at Emmons Vista Overlook.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect little chillier with lows of 32°F in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Olympic National Park

— 8 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Crescent and Olympic National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In December, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 6 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Attractions like Oswald West State Park and Cannon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 7 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Volcano Lands - Private Tours and Oregon Diving Association. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Astoria (Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria Column, &more), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and trek along Forest Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Portland, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence

— 4 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Bring the kids along to Sandland Adventures and Strawberry Hill Wayside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats coastline, &more) and Newport (Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area & Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area). There's more to do: trek along Hobbit Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Coos Bay

— 2 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Second Street Gallery, then stop by Face Rock Creamery, and then play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coos Bay visit planner.

Getting from Florence to Coos Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Coos Bay sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Orick

— 5 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Family-friendly places like Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orick: Redwood National Park (Tall Trees Grove & California Coastal Trail). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon, trek along Trillium Falls Hike, don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and explore and take pictures at Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orick trip planner.

Drive from Coos Bay to Orick in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Orick can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino

— 8 nights
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Bring the kids along to Mendocino Coast and Big River. Explore Mendocino's surroundings by going to Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch), Point Arena (B Bryan Preserve, Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, &more) and Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park, kick back and relax at Van Damme State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at Ford House Visitor Center & Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mendocino itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orick to Mendocino takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 37°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips