60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Whitehorse
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Hood River
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bend
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Newport
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Astoria
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
McMinnville
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
8
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Whitehorse


7
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mount Hood, contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, relax in the rural setting at The Gorge White House, and learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hood River trip maker tool .

Whitehorse, Canada to Hood River is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Whitehorse in July; daily highs in Hood River reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Dalles, Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at High Desert Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get a sense of the local culture at Oregon Observatory at Sunriver and The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery. Take a break from Bend with a short trip to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get answers to all your questions at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Head underground at Lava River Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Sparks Lake, and fly down the slopes at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bend journey website .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hood River in July: highs in Bend hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Redmond, Oregon Observatory
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Tumalo Falls ©
Tumalo Falls

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get outdoors at Wildlife Safari and Sandpines Golf Course. Let the collections at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum and Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay) and Roseburg (Girardet Vineyards & Winery, HillCrest Winery and Distillery, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, cruise along Oregon Coast, and tee off at Ocean Dunes Golf Links.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bend to Florence in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bend in July: highs in Florence hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Roseburg, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Shore Acres State Park, Oregon Coast, Wildlife Safari
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Safari ©
Wildlife Safari
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

6
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Let the collections at Alderhouse Glass Blowers and North Lincoln County Historical Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Lincoln City (Prehistoric & Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Agate Beach State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Newport visit planner .

Drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Beverly Beach State Park, The Chocolate Frog, Seal Rock State Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

7
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cranberry Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Ecola State Park and Haystack Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park, Bruce's Candy Kitchen, & more), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Seaside (Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant & Seaside Candyman). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, visit a coastal fixture at North Head Lighthouse, and take in the exciting artwork at Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Newport, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to McMinnville.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Ilwaco, Cranberry Museum, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

6
nights
McMinnville

McMinnville ©
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Meares Lighthouse and Tillamook Air Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McMinnville: Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity), Tillamook (Cape Lookout State Park & Tillamook Forest Center) and Tillamook Country Smoker (in Bay City). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center, savor the flavors at Red Ridge Farms, and identify plant and animal life at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the McMinnville road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to McMinnville takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Astoria in August, expect nights in McMinnville to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in McMinnville

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Tillamook, Dayton, Silver Falls State Park, Tillamook Country Smoker, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

7
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Relax by the water at Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McMinnville to Olympic National Park. When traveling from McMinnville in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

5
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Visiting Lime Kiln Point State Park and Spencer Spit State Park will get you outdoors. Let the collections at The Whale Museum and Island Studios capture your imagination. Step out of Friday Harbor to go to Olga and see Moran State Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and relax in the rural setting at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor holiday maker website .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. August in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spencer Spit State Park, Moran State Park
Highlights from your plan
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

8
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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Glass capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Tolmie State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (in Issaquah) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, identify plant and animal life at Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle day trip site .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Seattle by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympia, Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Seahurst Beach Park, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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