31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

31 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest itinerary planner

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Ashland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 5 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
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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Bend
— 4 nights
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Ashland

— 2 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ashland: Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum (in Cave Junction), Rogue River (in Medford) and Grants Pass (The Glass Forge & Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center). There's more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashland trip maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Ashland is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Ashland due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Ashland, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Ashland

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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 8th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online attractions planner.

Getting from Ashland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ashland in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Tours · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, then wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

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. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Friday Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Olympic National Park

— 6 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: admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail, trek along Ozette Loop Hike, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Cannon Beach

— 3 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: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, and stroll through Haystack Rock.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and walk around Laurelhurst Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland travel route app.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

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), Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks) and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy). 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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount St. Helens, and see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hood River road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Hood River sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Bend

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look and learn at Oregon Observatory, and take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bend trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Hood River to Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in July, expect nights in Bend to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30: