15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

15 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest journey planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then take a peaceful walk through Gifford Pinchot National Forest. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, then hike along Skyline Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

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New York City to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Olga.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Orcas Island Pottery, then identify plant and animal life at Outer Island Expeditions, and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Olga online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olga. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Olga, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Wildlife · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to English Camp, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor vacation tool.

You can travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. September in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and then take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Sol Duc Falls, explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

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 24th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and finally trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Astoria travel route site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria. In September, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newport online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Bend

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and finally admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at High Desert Museum, walk around Drake Park, then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bend journey builder.

You can fly from Portland to Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portland in September since evenings lows in Bend dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, relax in the rural setting at Draper Girls Country Farm, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, then fly down the slopes at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl, and finally explore the activities along Trillium Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River itinerary builder.

Fly from Bend to Hood River in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hood River, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips