60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Spokane
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 8 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 6 nights
5
Olympic National Park
— 7 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
7
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
8
Hood River
— 6 nights
9
Bend
— 6 nights
10
Ashland
— 4 nights

4
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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Family-friendly places like Mica Moon Zip Tours and Manito Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Spokane to go to Moses Lake and see Surf 'n Slide Water Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Entertainment, make a trip to St. John's Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bead Lake Loop, and admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane road trip planner.

Washington DC to Spokane is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Spokane dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Surf 'n Slide Water Park
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Mica Moon Zip Tours ©
Mica Moon Zip Tours
Surf 'n Slide Water Park ©
Surf 'n Slide Water Park
Mobius Science Center ©
Mobius Science Center

8
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Hands On Children's Museum (in Olympia) and Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Spokane in August, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Hands On Children's Museum, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

6
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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.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Whale Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Friday Harbor: Spencer Spit State Park (in Lopez Island), Moran State Park (in Olga) and Deer Harbor Marina (in Deer Harbor). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Sucia Island State Park. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, relax in the rural setting at Westcott Bay Shellfish Co., wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, and head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reuben Tarte Memorial Park, Spencer Spit State Park, Turtleback Mountain, Sucia Island State Park, Moran State Park
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

6
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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Bring the kids along to Skyline Trail and Burroughs Mountain Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Sun Top Lookout in Enumclaw (about 42 minutes away). On the 6th (Sun), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, hike along Nisqually Vista Loop, stroll through Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and appreciate the views at Paradise Valley.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Mount Rainier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Sun Top Lookout
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ruby Beach and Hoh River. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, explore the activities along Lena Lakes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

7
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Willamette Jetboat Excursions and Powell's City of Books. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Vista Balloon Adventures (in Newberg) and Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour (in North Plains). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and hike along Wildwood Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portland day trip site.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Vista Balloon Adventures, Envi Adventures, Rogerson Clematis Garden, Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 24:
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Willamette Jetboat Excursions ©
Willamette Jetboat Excursions
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Oswald West State Park and Hug Point State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Kelly's Brighton Marina (in Rockaway Beach) and Nehalem River (in Nehalem). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and explore and take pictures at Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita, Nehalem, Neahkahnie Mountain, Kelly's Brighton Marina, Three Capes Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Bring the kids along to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Hood River County Fruit Loop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hood River: Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour (in Stevenson), Beacon Rock (in North Bonneville) and Cascade Locks (Eagle Creek Trail & Bonneville Lock & Dam). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, and get the adrenaline pumping with Gorge Flyboard.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hood River itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Hood River, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Oregon, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Hood River County Fruit Loop ©
Hood River County Fruit Loop
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Dee Wright Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Chockstone Climbing Guides (in Terrebonne), Fall River Trail (in Sunriver) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory, see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, head outdoors with RiverStone Adventures, and delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bend online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hood River in October: high temperatures in Bend hover around 62°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sunriver, Redmond, Chockstone Climbing Guides, Dee Wright Observatory, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Oregon Observatory ©
Oregon Observatory
River Rafting & Tubing

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Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Rogue River make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ashland: Grants Pass (Reinhart Volunteer Park, Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, &more), Butte Creek Falls (in Scotts Mills) and Crater Lake Zipline (in Klamath Falls). It doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum and stroll around North Mountain Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ashland road trip planner.

Drive from Bend to Ashland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, Ashland is somewhat warmer than Bend - with highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Grants Pass, Butte Creek Falls, Rogue River, Crater Lake Zipline
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Butte Creek Falls ©
Butte Creek Falls
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum ©
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

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