26 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport, Drive to Clarkston
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Clarkston
— 1 night
Drive
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Brookings
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at Lavendera Massage, then view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, and finally step aboard Schooners North. On the next day, appreciate the history behind John S. McMillin Memorial Mausoleum, experience rural life at Westcott Bay Shellfish Co., and then take in the awesome beauty at Turtleback Mountain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor visit planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Friday Harbor is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Friday Harbor is minus 9 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 4 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 in touch with nature at Double Bluff County Park and Marina Beach Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kubota Garden and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Double Bluff Beach (in Freeland) and Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Theo Chocolate, take in nature's colorful creations at Seattle Japanese Garden, stroll through Burke-Gilman Trail, and examine the collection at Living Computers: Museum + Labs.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle day trip site.

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. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Seattle. Finish 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, get outside with Reflection Lakes, and then admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls. On the next day, trek along Nisqually Vista Loop, explore the activities along Nisqually River, then hike along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Mount Rainier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Clarkston.
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Clarkston — 1 night

Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): cast your line with Snake Dancer Excursions and then learn about winemaking at Basalt Cellars Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Clarkston online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Clarkston. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in May: highs in Clarkston hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brookings.
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Brookings — 2 nights

Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myers Creek Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, and finally step aboard The Mary D Hume. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with Brookings Fishing Charters, then admire the majestic nature at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, and then admire all the interesting features of Welcome to California.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brookings attractions planner.

Drive from Clarkston to Brookings in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Clarkston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brookings, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bandon.
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Bandon — 2 nights

Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Second Street Gallery, kick back and relax at Bandon State Park, then admire all the interesting features of Circles in the Sand, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquille Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Humbug Mountain State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Port Orford Heads State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bandon trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Brookings to Bandon in 2 hours. May in Bandon sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Crown Point State Scenic Corridor. Get in touch with nature at Volcano Lands - Private Tours and Oxbow Regional Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Troutdale (Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint & Wahkeena Falls), Cape Horn Lookout (in Stevenson) and Lacamas Park Trail (in Camas). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Society of Portland, deepen your understanding at Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center, take a memorable drive along Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, and immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Bandon to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bandon in May: highs in Portland hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 3 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Hug Point State Recreation Site and Short Sands Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site and Nevor Shellfish Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Kilchis Point Reserve (in Bay City), Netarts Bay (in Netarts) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Neahkahnie Mountain, examine the collection at International Police Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach journey planner.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Murhut Falls and Mount Olympus. Visiting Bunch Creek Falls and Ozette Loop Hike will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinault (Merriman Falls, Quinault Big Spruce Tree, &more) and Hoodsport (Hoodsport Winery & Staircase Rapids Nature Trail). And it doesn't end there: trek along Hoh River Trail, stroll through Mount Storm King, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hood Canal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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