60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

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Bend
— 4 nights
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Ashland
— 3 nights
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Yachats
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 6 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
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Sequim
— 5 nights
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Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Bend

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: Sisters (City of Sisters, Sahalie and Koosah Falls, &more) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, grab your bike and head to Trail to Benham Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and get a taste of the local shopping with Artists Gallery Sunriver.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bend using our trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bend is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Bend is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bend: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ashland

— 3 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ashland: Grants Pass (The Glass Forge & Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center), The Wimer Covered Bridge (in Rogue River) and Rogue River (in Medford). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Gathering Glass Studio, stop by Rogue Creamery, and catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ashland trip planner.

You can drive from Bend to Ashland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, expect Ashland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures, get outside with Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, and then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yachats road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ashland to Yachats takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Ashland, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Yachats, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 4 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria Column, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

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

Traveling by car from Yachats to Cannon Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yachats in August: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Hood River

— 6 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks) and Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, get impressive views of Mount St. Helens, examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hood River day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). Dedicate the 24th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

Discover how to plan a Portland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 6 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Explore Mount Rainier National Park's surroundings by going to Deep Forest Challenge (in Eatonville) and High Rock Trail (in Packwood). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Skyline Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, stroll through Tolmie Peak Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 31°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: John's Beachcombing Museum (in Forks) and Quinault (Merriman Falls & Quinault Big Spruce Tree). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequim.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Sequim

— 5 nights
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequim: Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Port Angeles) and Port Townsend (North Beach Park, Fort Worden State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, walk around Dungeness Landing County Park, get outside with West Coast Spin Doctors, and stop by Swain's General Store.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequim trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Sequim. September in Sequim sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 6 nights
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Change things up with these side-trips from Friday Harbor: Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound), Anacortes (Mount Erie Park & Washington Park) and Moran State Park (in Olga). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

You can plan Friday Harbor trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Sequim to Friday Harbor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seattle

— 7 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.
Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip website.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in September, with lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip