60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

60 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Hood River
— 5 nights
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Bend
— 6 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 6 nights
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Yachats
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 8 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 8 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
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Seattle
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Hood River

— 5 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy), Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and get impressive views of Mount Hood.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner.

Philadelphia to Hood River is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: high temperatures in Hood River hover around 71°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Bend

— 6 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.
Explore Bend's surroundings by going to Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop), Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, get outside with RiverStone Adventures, explore the activities along Deschutes River, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hood River to Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Cannon Beach

— 6 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Tillamook Air Museum (in Tillamook) and Netarts Bay (in Netarts). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bend to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Cannon Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yachats.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Yachats

— 5 nights
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Yachats: Butterfly Pavilion & Gardens at ECEC (in Elkton), Sandland Adventures (in Florence) and Oregon Route 38 (in Reedsport). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, go for a walk through Strawberry Hill Wayside, appreciate the history behind Bazalgette the Whale at Whale Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yachats vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to Yachats takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Yachats can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

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Portland

— 7 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 Portland's surroundings by going to Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette), Raptor Ridge Winery (in Newberg) and Swan Island Dahlias (in Canby). 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, contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, and examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yachats to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Yachats in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 8 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. On the 24th (Sun), hike the day away at Camp Muir Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Skyline Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, admire the sheer force of Christine Falls Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolmie Peak Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park. In October, Mount Rainier National Park is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, stroll through Rialto Beach, take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Friday Harbor: Eastsound (Sucia Island State Park & Orcas Island Pottery), Catchmore Charters (in Anacortes) and Moran State Park (in Olga). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with San Juan Safaris, head outdoors with Obstruction Pass State Park, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Seattle

— 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see Washington State History Museum about 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel planning website.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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