23 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Fly
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Hood River
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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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 Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to London

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Hood River — 1 night

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods and then admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, then hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Hood River is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hood River, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cape Horn Overlook (in Washougal), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Salem (Salem Saturday Market, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, &more). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Hoyt Arboretum, stop by Powell's City of Books, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): shop like a local with Bronze Coast Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, stroll through Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach route tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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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.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Merriman Falls in Quinault, approximately Quinault away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and hike along Hoh River Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In May in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Discover Nature.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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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 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and walk around Discovery Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.
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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 25th (Thu), wander the wide-open spaces of Horseshu Guest Ranch, then get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Afterglow Spa at Roche Harbor Resort, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Friday Harbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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