55 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

55 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ashland
— 4 nights
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
3
Bend
— 5 nights
4
Hood River
— 5 nights
5
Portland
— 6 nights
6
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
7
Yachats
— 2 nights
8
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
9
Seattle
— 6 nights
10
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
11
Sequim
— 3 nights
12
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights

4
nights
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Venture out of the city with trips to Cave Junction (Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum & Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve), Grants Pass (Rogue Creamery Dairy Farm, Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, &more) and Rogue River (in Medford). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the masterpieces at Schneider Museum of Art, engage your brain at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, and catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ashland route planner.

Tucson to Ashland is an approximately 8-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson to Ashland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in July, Ashland is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Wildlife Safari, Rogue River, Seven Feathers Casino Resort
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River

4
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Bailey in Diamond Lake (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, admire the sheer force of Whitehorse Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, and stroll through Sun Notch Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Crater Lake National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Bailey
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bend: Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River), Sisters (Proxy Falls, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, &more) and Crooked River Scenic Drive (in Prineville). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and go for a walk through Deschutes River Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bend road trip planning app.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, with highs in Bend at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisters, Dee Wright Observatory, Oregon Observatory, Smith Rock State Park, Crooked River Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes River ©
Deschutes River

5
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 Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Kiyokawa Family Orchards (in Parkdale). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, cruise along Hood River County Fruit Loop, and experience rural life at Hood River Lavender Farms.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hood River route app.

You can drive from Bend to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bend in July: highs in Hood River hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Dalles, Mosier, Cascade Locks, Oregon, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail ©

6
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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Multnomah Falls, Hyland Forest Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:
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International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (in Tillamook) and Rockaway Beach (Kelly's Brighton Marina & Rockaway Beach Wayside). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive, and admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Nehalem Bay State Park, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Manzanita Beach, Three Capes Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Coast Trail, stop by The Chocolate Frog, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Earthworks Gallery, thenget great views at Strawberry Hill Wayside, thencruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yachats road trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yachats, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Waldport, Strawberry Hill Wayside
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Strawberry Hill Wayside ©
Strawberry Hill Wayside

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, stroll through Paradise Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Paradise Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

Plan my day in Mount Rainier National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Yachats to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Yachats in August, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

6
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.
Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip app.

Traveling by shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Friday Harbor: Eastsound (Darvill's Bookstore, Orcas Island Pottery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch, stroll around Reuben Tarte Memorial Park, and get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by combination of takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. In August, Friday Harbor is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastsound, Reuben Tarte Memorial Park
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore Sequim's surroundings by going to Port Angeles (Marymere Falls & Kayaking & Canoeing). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from New Dungeness Lighthouse, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Lavender Connection.

You can plan Sequim trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Sequim by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Sequim, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Port Angeles
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
The Lavender Connection ©
The Lavender Connection
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm

6
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.
Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Second Beach Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

Planning Olympic National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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