22 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

22 days in Washington State & Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Ashland
— 2 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sequim (Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, B&B Family Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Space Needle, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker app.

Jacksonville to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jacksonville in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Merriman Falls in Quinault, approximately Quinault away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip site.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, then hike along Skyline Trail, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, look for gifts at Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then trek along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach journey app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Forest Park and then indulge your taste buds at Cellar Door Wine Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then relax in the rural setting at Hood River Lavender Farms. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then explore and take pictures at Hood River County Fruit Loop, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hood River trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 8th (Sun): walk around Drake Park, look and learn at Oregon Observatory, then explore the activities along Deschutes River, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, and then Head underground at Boyd Cave.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hood River to Bend in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ashland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ashland

— 2 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk around Lithia Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ashland holiday maker website.

You can drive from Bend to Ashland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, expect Ashland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · 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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.