12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Redwood National Park Itinerary

12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to The Dalles
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The Dalles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Government Camp
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Belleville

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The Dalles

— 3 nights
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as The Dalles Murals and Fire Museum in City Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from The Dalles: Metolius River (in Camp Sherman), Hood River (Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum & Big Winds) and Imperial River Company (in Maupin). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery, don't miss a visit to Old St. Peter's Landmark, get a sense of history and politics at The Dalles Lock and Dam Visitor Center, and examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the The Dalles route planner.

Belleville to The Dalles is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Belleville to The Dalles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belleville in May, The Dalles is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Government Camp.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Government Camp

— 3 nights
Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway and Crown Point State Scenic Corridor. Explore Government Camp's surroundings by going to The Cove Palisades State park (in Culver), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Erickson Aircraft Collection (in Madras). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Zigzag Falls, hit the slopes at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl, make a trip to Jonsrud Viewpoint, and get great views at Cape Horn Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Government Camp holiday planner.

You can drive from The Dalles to Government Camp in 1.5 hours. When traveling from The Dalles in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Government Camp: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Government Camp

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 3 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tall Trees Grove and Trillium Falls Hike. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Redwood National Park: Klamath National Forest (in Forks of Salmon) and Orick (Big Tree, Gold Bluffs Beach, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park, stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and trek along California Coastal Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Government Camp to Redwood National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, Redwood National Park is a bit cooler than Government Camp - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips