60 days in Seattle & Oregon Itinerary

60 days in Seattle & Oregon Itinerary

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60 days in Seattle & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bend
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hood River
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newport
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Ashland
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Auckland

11
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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and The Museum of Flight. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Sequim (Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout & B&B Family Farm), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Wild Waves Theme & Water Park (in Federal Way). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Seattle is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Seattle. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect nights in Seattle to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, Sequim, Hands On Children's Museum, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oregon Observatory and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond), Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, & more) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Deschutes River, explore the landscape on two wheels at Trail to Benham Falls, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Bend hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunriver, Sisters, Crooked River Scenic Drive, Dee Wright Observatory, Richardson's Rock Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory
River Rafting & Tubing

7
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to The Dalles Murals (in The Dalles), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, learn about all things military at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bend to Hood River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Bend in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Oregon, River Rafting & Tubing, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kids will enjoy Powell's City of Books and Portland Children's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Silver Falls State Park (in Silverton) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Portland sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Enchanted Forest Theme Park, Oneonta Gorge, Camassia Natural Area, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

5
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach), Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, & more) and Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive, get a taste of the local shopping with Bronze Coast Gallery, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach road trip planning app .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Three Capes Scenic Drive, Tillamook Air Museum, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

7
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Osborn Aquatic Center (in Corvallis), Proposal Rock (in Neskowin) and Yachats (Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, Yachats State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium, immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, get curious at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Waldport, Osborn Aquatic Center
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Sandland Adventures and Sand Master Park - Sandboarding will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Coos Bay (Shore Acres State Park & Cape Arago State Park), Bandon (Bandon State Park, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, & more) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Safari, kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, trek along Tahkenitch Creek Loop Trail, and examine the collection at Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ashland.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bandon, Coos Bay, Yachats, Reedsport, Oregon Coast Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

6
nights
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center. Get out of town with these interesting Ashland side-trips: Crater Lake National Park (Crater Lake National Park & Rim Dr), Rogue River (in Medford) and Grants Pass (Rogue Creamery Dairy Farm & The Glass Forge). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lithia Park, engage your brain at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Gathering Glass Studio.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ashland vacation planning app .

Getting from Florence to Ashland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Florence in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grants Pass, Crater Lake National Park, Cave Junction, Rogue River, Rogue Creamery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum ©
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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