17 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

17 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

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17 days in United States & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Springfield, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Portland, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Husum, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Tillamook, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Astoria, United States
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 30​min
5
Victoria, Canada
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Springfield, United States

3
nights
Portland, United States

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've added Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Latourell Falls, Washington Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Springfield to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Portland is slightly colder than Springfield - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Husum.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

1
night
Husum, United States

Husum
Husum is an unincorporated community in the White Salmon River Valley in the state of Washington.Under the bridge in Husum, Washington, just miles from Hood River, Oregon and the scenic Columbia Gorge, Husum Falls is a vertical 10ft Class V waterfall. Wet Planet Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Wet Planet Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Husum tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Portland to Husum by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Husum, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tillamook.

Things to do in Husum

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wet Planet Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

2
nights
Tillamook, United States

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, and then look for gifts at Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Munson Creek Falls, identify plant and animal life at Nevor Shellfish Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through Tillamook Forest Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tillamook trip planner .

Traveling by car from Husum to Tillamook takes 3 hours. Traveling from Husum to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Husum in September: high temperatures in Tillamook hover around 69°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout State Park ©
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook Forest Center ©
Tillamook Forest Center

4
nights
Astoria, United States

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seaside Aquarium (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, & more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, appreciate the history behind Chief Comcomly Memorial, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Tillamook to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Astoria due to the time zone difference. In September in Astoria, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
nights
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Victoria is known for museums, wildlife, parks, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, and see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria online visit planner .

Getting from Astoria to Victoria by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Astoria in September, expect nights in Victoria to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

2
nights
Seattle, United States

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.
On the 25th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then get some jogging in at Discovery Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Victoria in September: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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