15 days in North Coast California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

15 days in North Coast California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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Crescent City
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Crescent City

— 2 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Museum-lovers will get to explore Battery Point Lighthouse and Del Norte County History Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Pebble Beach. Step out of Crescent City to go to Trinidad and see Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at End of the Trail Museum and contemplate the waterfront views at Point St George Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Crescent City day trip tool.

Salt Lake City to Crescent City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Crescent City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Crescent City: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hood River.

Things to do in Crescent City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): do a tasting at Mt. Hood Winery, do a tasting at Sunshine Mill Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then learn about winemaking at Springhouse Cellar.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hood River journey builder app.

Getting from Crescent City to Hood River by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Let the collections at Live Laugh Love Art and Oregon Historical Society capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Columbia River Highway and Alberta Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Domaine Drouhin Oregon (in Dayton) and Equestrian Wine Tours (in Carlton). There's still lots to do: cruise along Willamette Valley, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria

— 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then examine the collection at Heritage Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria trip planning site.

You can drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympic National Park: Merriman Falls (in Quinault) and The Lady Washington (in Aberdeen). The adventure continues: stroll through Hoh River Trail and hike along Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Oregon travel guide

4.4
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.