37 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

37 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly
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Yachats
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bend
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ashland
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. The adventure continues: trek along Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burroughs Mountain Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park route app.

Chattanooga to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chattanooga in August, with highs in Mount Rainier National Park at 80°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, trek along Murhut Falls, don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 3 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.
When in Friday Harbor, make a side trip to see Orcas Island Pottery in Eastsound, approximately Eastsound away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch, take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain, and examine the collection at The Whale Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Seattle

— 6 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 Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley (about 1h 10 min away). Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Seattle Waterfront, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle planner.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In August, Seattle is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yachats.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

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Yachats

— 2 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Oregon Coast Hwy and then experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yachats trip planning website.

Fly from Seattle to Yachats in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Yachats is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, and kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yachats to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yachats in August, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Portland

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Adelsheim Vineyard (in Newberg), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and hike along Forest Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Hood River sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake, and explore the activities along Deschutes River.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip planner.

Getting from Hood River to Bend by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in August, Bend is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ashland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Ashland

— 2 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashland online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bend to Ashland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in September; daily highs in Ashland reach 83°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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