18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

18 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bend
— 1 night
2
Hood River
— 2 nights
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
4
Portland
— 3 nights
5
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
8
Seattle
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Drake Park, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenexplore the activities along Deschutes River, and finally explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bend travel itinerary planner.

Chicago to Bend is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bend, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Deschutes River ©
Deschutes River
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes National  Forest
Deschutes National Forest

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, admire all the interesting features of Hood River County Fruit Loop, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hood River day trip site.

You can drive from Bend to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in August since evenings lows in Hood River dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Starvation Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail ©

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, thenadmire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, thentrek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, and finally admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hood River in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nehalem Bay State Park, Cedar Wetlands Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, trek along Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

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Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

3
nights
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Hoh River Trail, explore the activities along Hoh River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, hike along Trail of the Shadows, thentrek along Skyline Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Camp Muir Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you will find days in Friday Harbor are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan

3
nights
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle visit planner.

Traveling by combination of from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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