58 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

58 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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58 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sequim
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
6
Portland
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Hood River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Ashland
— 3 nights
12
Bend
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Austin

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online visit planner .

Austin to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Friday Harbor side-trips: Rosario Beach (in Anacortes), Orcas Island Pottery (in Eastsound) and Moran State Park (in Olga). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and look for gifts at Serendipity the used book place.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor itinerary maker .

Fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 74°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Judd Cove, Reuben Tarte Memorial Park, Orcas Island Pottery, Rosario Beach, Moran State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park

4
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequim: Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park, North Beach Park, & more) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Port Angeles). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at B&B Family Farm, shop like a local with Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, stroll around Dungeness Landing County Park, and identify plant and animal life at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequim trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Sequim by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Sequim, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Port Townsend, Kayaking & Canoeing
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B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Kayaking & Canoeing
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Olympic National Park side-trips: Tree Root Cave (in Forks) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and stroll through Hoh River Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park holiday maker tool .

You can take a bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Merriman Falls, Tree Root Cave
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, trek along Trail of the Shadows, and stroll through Burroughs Mountain Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount St. Helens
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

6
nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Multnomah Falls
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Room Escape Games
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

5
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center (in Stevenson) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Mitchell Point Trail, snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hood River planning app .

Traveling by bus from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Mt. Hood National Forest, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, River Rafting & Tubing
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5
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Proposal Rock (in Neskowin), Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Stevens State Park, & more) and Robert Bush Park (in South Bend). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in August, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cedar Wetlands Preserve, Proposal Rock, Manzanita Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Yachats (Yachats coastline, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, & more), Newport (Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, & more) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). The adventure continues: have fun at Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, admire the majestic nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, stroll around Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site, and cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Newport, Yachats, Waldport, Lincoln City Glass Center, Oregon Coast Hwy
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

2
nights
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Face Rock Creamery, then explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay trip planning site .

Getting from Florence to Coos Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Coos Bay are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Bandon
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

3
nights
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Get out of town with these interesting Ashland side-trips: Rogue River (in Medford), Grants Pass (Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center & The Glass Forge) and Cave Junction (Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve & Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Lithia Park, and catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ashland journey planner.

Getting from Coos Bay to Ashland by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Coos Bay in August, plan for much hotter days in Ashland, with highs around 93°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cave Junction, Grants Pass, Rogue River
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park

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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: Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, Sahalie and Koosah Falls, & more). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the galleries of High Desert Museum, explore the activities along Deschutes River, and see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend day trip app .

You can drive from Ashland to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Ashland in August, expect Bend to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sisters, Sunriver, Smith Rock State Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory

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