61 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

61 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Hood River
— 5 nights
Fly
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Yachats
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grants Pass
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 8 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
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Hood River — 5 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy) and Maupin (River Rafting & Tubing & Imperial River Rafting). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount St. Helens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hood River journey planner.

Spokane to Hood River is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Spokane in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Yachats.
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Yachats — 4 nights

Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Yachats: Coos Bay (Shore Acres State Park & Cape Arago State Park), Sweet Creek Falls (in Mapleton) and Sandland Adventures (in Florence). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, and get great views at Strawberry Hill Wayside.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yachats trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hood River to Yachats by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Yachats is slightly colder than Hood River - with highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Grants Pass.
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Grants Pass — 5 nights

Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Grants Pass side-trips: Crater Lake National Park (in Crater Lake National Park), Ashland (River Rafting & Tubing & North Mountain Park) and TouVelle State Recreation Site (in Central Point). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Glass Forge, relax in the rural setting at Seven Oaks Farm, explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and trek along Natural Bridge Loop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grants Pass online road trip planner.

You can drive from Yachats to Grants Pass in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, Grants Pass is a bit warmer than Yachats - with highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bend.
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Bend — 6 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, &more), Redmond (Smith Rock State Park & Tumalo Mountain) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at South Sister, explore the activities along Deschutes River, and examine the collection at High Desert Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bend road trip website.

You can drive from Grants Pass to Bend in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Grants Pass in August, you will find days in Bend are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are a bit cooler (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 5 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site (in Oceanside) and Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Neahkahnie Mountain, and admire all the interesting features of Three Capes Scenic Drive.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cannon Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bend in August: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.
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Portland — 8 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Adelsheim Vineyard (in Newberg), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, do sightseeing your way with Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and trek along Oneonta Gorge.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 8 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Quinault to see Merriman Falls about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 6 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.
Explore Friday Harbor's surroundings by going to Moran State Park (in Olga), Shark Reef Sanctuary (in Lopez Island) and Eastsound (Sucia Island State Park, Jones Island State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor vacation planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (Washington State History Museum & Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium). Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online trip planner.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 6 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 26th (Mon), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Skyline Trail, take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, stroll through Tolmie Peak Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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