22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary maker

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Yachats
— 1 night
Fly
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Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Yachats

— 1 night
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then take in the pleasant sights at Strawberry Hill Wayside.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yachats trip itinerary planning website.

Columbus to Yachats is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to Yachats due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbus in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hood River.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge) and Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Yachats to Hood River takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yachats in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Portland

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, experience rural life at Roloff Farms, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Cannon Beach (Icefire Glassworks, Haystack Rock, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Astoria trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Portland to Astoria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Astoria sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Seattle

— 5 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.
Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Shopping
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