60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday maker

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Seattle
— 8 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
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Leavenworth
— 7 nights
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Richland
— 7 nights
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Timberline Lodge
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Tillamook
— 4 nights
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Astoria
— 7 nights
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Portland
— 9 nights
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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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Meadowdale Beach Park (in Edmonds), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Richmond Beach Saltwater Park (in Shoreline). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Church, and enjoy the sea views from Point No Point Lighthouse & Park.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Seattle, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and La Push Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Dungeness Lighthouse and Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Olympic National Park side-trips: Sequim (B&B Family Farm, Dungeness Landing County Park, &more), Second Beach (in La Push) and John's Beachcombing Museum (in Forks). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Olympic National Park at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 7 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District and Roslyn Cemetery. Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village and Thorp Mill will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leavenworth: Chelan (Fielding Hills Winery & Tunnel Hill Winery), Manson (Tildio Winery & Benson Vineyards Estate Winery) and Swiftwater Cellars (in Cle Elum). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, hike along Denny Creek Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Deception Falls, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leavenworth trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Leavenworth with the Route module. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Richland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Richland

— 7 nights
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hanford Nuclear Reservation and Pendleton Woolen Mill Store. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Patrick Church and Heritage Station Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richland: Prosser (Daven Lore Winery, Barrel Springs Winery, &more), Wahluke Slope (in Pasco) and Walla Walla (Gramercy Cellars, Kontos Cellars, &more). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Two Mountain Winery and indulge your taste buds at Hedges Family Estate.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Richland trip tool.

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Richland takes 3 hours. When traveling from Leavenworth in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Richland, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Sherars Falls and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Richland to Timberline Lodge in 4 hours. Traveling from Richland in August, you will find days in Timberline Lodge are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Florence

— 6 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Heceta Head Lighthouse and Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Gleneden Beach State Park and Heceta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: 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 much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Oregon Coast Hwy, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, and get outside with Sand Master Park - Sandboarding.

To plan Florence vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Timberline Lodge to Florence by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Timberline Lodge in August: high temperatures in Florence hover around 23°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Tillamook

— 4 nights
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Popular historic sites such as Tillamook Air Museum and Cape Meares Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Garibaldi Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside, immerse yourself in nature at Bayocean Peninsula County Park, go for a walk through Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tillamook Forest Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tillamook itinerary maker site.

Getting from Florence to Tillamook by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Astoria

— 7 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Grayland Beach State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Long Beach (in Long Beach), North Head Lighthouse (in Ilwaco) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, take a memorable drive along Long Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oysterville Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Astoria trip planning app.

You can drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tillamook to Astoria is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 24°C, while at night they dip 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 9 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.
Columbia River Highway and Eastbank Esplanade will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Roads End State Recreation Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Mount Angel Abbey (in Saint Benedict), Beacon Rock (in North Bonneville) and Mount Angel (Queen of Angels Monastery & St. Mary's Catholic Church). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Officers' Row, and savor the flavors at Sokol Blosser Winery.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker tool.

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in September: highs in Portland hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips