23 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

23 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to S Myrtle St & Beacon Ave S
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tillamook Air Museum and Northwest (Nob Hill). Get some cultural insight at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Mount Angel Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Mount Angel), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and take a memorable tour with Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland route maker.

Porto, Portugal to Portland is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Portland, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lewis & Clark Salt Works. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Oswald West State Park), Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get a bit cooler in Astoria: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for Hood River on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and then examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Beacon Rock, see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hood River route planner.

Drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hood River, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Timberline Lodge

Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
On the 12th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramona Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Timberline Lodge day trip tool.

Getting from Hood River to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Timberline Lodge, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, then trek along Trail of the Shadows, then admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, and finally stroll through Skyline Trail. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Camp Muir Trail.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Timberline Lodge to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Timberline Lodge in August, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Merriman Falls in Quinault, approximately Quinault away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Seattle

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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Change things up with a short trip to Discover Nature in Lakewood (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Center for Wooden Boats, and get interesting insight from Puget Sound Express.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips