52 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

52 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner

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Seattle
— 10 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
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Astoria
— 7 nights
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Yachats
— 5 nights
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Sisters
— 5 nights
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Hood River
— 7 nights
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Portland
— 9 nights
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Seattle

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tacoma (Washington State History Museum & Tacoma Art Museum), Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo) and Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park). Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Seattle is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Seattle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 17:

Olympic National Park

— 8 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, explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, and don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier nights in Olympic National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 25:

Astoria

— 7 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem) and Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Ecola State Park, &more). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive, admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and pause for some photo ops at Chief Comcomly Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Astoria online vacation maker.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria with the Route module. In October in Astoria, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:

Yachats

— 5 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Explore Yachats' surroundings by going to Oregon Route 38 (in Reedsport) and Sweet Creek Falls (in Mapleton). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, view the masterpieces at Earthworks Gallery, and take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yachats online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Astoria to Yachats by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Yachats can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sisters.

Things to do in Yachats

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Sisters

— 5 nights
Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sisters: Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery (in Camp Sherman), Opal Creek Wilderness Area (in Detroit) and Willamette National Forest (in Mill City). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, hike along Tam McArthur Rim Trail, look and learn at Dee Wright Observatory, and relax and rejuvenate at Shibui Spa.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sisters trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Yachats to Sisters in 4 hours. Traveling from Yachats in November, Sisters is a bit cooler at night with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Sisters

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

Hood River

— 7 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge), Ramona Falls Trail (in Rhododendron) and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy). There's lots more to do: stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, cruise along Hood River County Fruit Loop, see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sisters to Hood River takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sisters in November since evenings lows in Hood River dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:

Portland

— 9 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 these side-trips from Portland: Adelsheim Vineyard (in Newberg), McMinnville (Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum & Remy Wines) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, hike along Forest Park, and indulge your senses at Cellar Door Wine Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip tool.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hood River in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°C in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 27: