60 days in Washington DC, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

60 days in Washington DC, Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 11 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 7 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Everett, Drive to Port Townsend
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Port Townsend
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
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Astoria
— 7 nights
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Bandon
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Washington DC

— 11 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and National Mall for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Madame Tussauds DC and Mister Ed's Elephant Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Mount Vernon Trail (in Arlington) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel planner.

Portland to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portland in April, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 13th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Mount Rainier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mercer Slough Nature Park and Puget Sound Express. Shop till you drop at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum & Tacoma Art Museum) and Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve (in Belfair). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in April since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to San Juan Safaris and Judd Cove Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Moran State Park (in Olga) and Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor holiday planning app.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Port Townsend

— 3 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Puget Sound Express and Fort Worden State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Townsend: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge (in Sequim). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan Co Park and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Flagler State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Townsend trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Friday Harbor to Port Townsend in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach Trail. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, stroll through Murhut Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lower Big Quilcene Trail, and hike along Hoh River Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Townsend to Olympic National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Astoria

— 7 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Step out of the city life by going to Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Relax by the water at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park & Ecola State Park), North Jetty (in Ocean Shores) and Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Astoria Column, stroll through Short Sands Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bandon

— 5 nights
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Get in touch with nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Brookings Fishing Charters. We've included these beaches for you: Myers Creek Beach and Coquille Point. Explore Bandon's surroundings by going to Ophir Beach (in Ophir), Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay) and Wildlife Safari (in Winston). There's lots more to do: trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Second Street Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Bandon State Park, and play a few rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandon travel route builder website.

Drive from Astoria to Bandon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
For shopping fun, head to Powell's City of Books or Live Laugh Love Art. Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal) and Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens (in Brush Prairie). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, hike along Forest Park, get to know the fascinating history of Northwest (Nob Hill), and stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bandon to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Bandon in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 6 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Stonehenge Memorial. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail (in Stevenson). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, take a peaceful walk through Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, and don't miss a visit to Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River day trip site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.