20 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

20 days in Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Brussels

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Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Cannon Beach is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cannon Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brussels, Belgium to Cannon Beach is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, stop by Powell's City of Books, and hike along Forest Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland holiday tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Stonehenge Memorial (in Goldendale), Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hood River trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Hoh River Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hood River to Olympic National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hood River in July; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Washington State History Museum in Tacoma (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Space Needle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
On the 14th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

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.