60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 8 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
3
Leavenworth
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Richland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Florence
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Tillamook
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Astoria
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Portland
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Tahoma National Cemetery. Visit Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville), St. Paul's Church (in Port Gamble) and Meadowdale Beach Park (in Edmonds). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkland, Renton, Meadowdale Beach Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Tahoma National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
New Dungeness Lighthouse and Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ruby Beach and Second Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: La Push Beach (in La Push), John's Beachcombing Museum (in Forks) and Sequim (B&B Family Farm, Dungeness Landing County Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sequim, La Push, John's Beachcombing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach

7
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Roslyn Cemetery and Thorp Mill. Popular historic sites such as South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District and Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Chelan (Fielding Hills Winery, Tunnel Hill Winery, & more), Swiftwater Cellars (in Cle Elum) and Manson (Tildio Winery & Benson Vineyards Estate Winery). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, trek along Denny Creek Trail, do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, and play a few rounds at Leavenworth Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leavenworth trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Olympic National Park to Leavenworth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Leavenworth hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Richland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chelan, Manson, Deception Falls, Denny Creek Trail, Roslyn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Tildio Winery ©
Tildio Winery
Roslyn Cemetery ©
Roslyn Cemetery

7
nights
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hanford Nuclear Reservation and Chandler Reach. St. Patrick Church and Pendleton Woolen Mill Store will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Walla Walla (Gramercy Cellars, Kontos Cellars, & more), Wahluke Slope (in Pasco) and Heritage Station Museum (in Pendleton). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Tucannon Cellars.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Richland trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Richland takes 3 hours. While traveling from Leavenworth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richland, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Richland

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Walla Walla, Prosser, Benton City, Zillah, Pendleton
Highlights from your plan
Chandler Reach ©
Chandler Reach
Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Cultura Winery ©
Cultura Winery

2
nights
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest and then take in the awesome beauty at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Sherars Falls and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Timberline Lodge online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Richland to Timberline Lodge takes 4 hours. When traveling from Richland in August, plan for little chillier days in Timberline Lodge, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maupin, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Visit Gleneden Beach State Park and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln City (Lincoln City Glass Center & Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery), Yachats (Yachats coastline, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, & more) and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area (in Depoe Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Siuslaw River Bridge, try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures, and stroll through Nye Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation builder tool .

Drive from Timberline Lodge to Florence in 4.5 hours. In August, Florence is slightly colder than Timberline Lodge - with highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Newport, Yachats, Lincoln City, Oregon, Mike Miller Park
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Umpqua River Lighthouse ©
Umpqua River Lighthouse

4
nights
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rockaway Beach Wayside and Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Get some historical perspective at Tillamook Air Museum and Cape Meares Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Tillamook Forest Center, head outdoors with Netarts Bay, take in the pleasant sights at Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, and take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tillamook trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Tillamook in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Tillamook can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Garibaldi, Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Netarts Bay, Three Capes Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

7
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at North Head Lighthouse and Grays Harbor Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more), Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside) and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse (in Ilwaco). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, stroll around Robert Bush Park, take a memorable drive along Long Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Grayland Beach State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria day trip planning site .

Getting from Tillamook to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Astoria. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Ilwaco, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Battery Russell
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pittock Mansion and Columbia River Highway. Visit Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Roads End State Recreation Site for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Mount Angel Abbey (in Saint Benedict), Beacon Rock (in North Bonneville) and Mount Angel (Queen of Angels Monastery & St. Mary's Catholic Church). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and wander the streets of Officers' Row.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland visit planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Astoria in September, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vancouver, Mount Angel, Oregon Garden, Crown Point State Scenic Corridor, Bush's Pasture Park
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Mount Angel Abbey ©
Mount Angel Abbey

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