39 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Pacific Northwest attractions planner
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 4 nights
Drive to Everett, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Hood River — 3 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Maryhill Museum of Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Fire Museum in City Hall. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail (in Stevenson). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner.

Roanoke to Hood River is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Roanoke to Hood River due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Roanoke in April, plan for little chillier days in Hood River, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Live Laugh Love Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Highway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: The Oregon Garden (in Silverton), Naturescaping Wildlife Botanic Gardens (in Brush Prairie) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, trek along Wildwood Trail, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip builder tool.

Getting from Hood River to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bandon.
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Bandon — 3 nights

Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Escape the urban bustle at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bandon: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (in Reedsport) and Shore Acres State Park (in Coos Bay). There's lots more to do: hike along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, kick back and relax at Bandon State Park, take an unorthodox tour of Circles in the Sand, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquille Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bandon online travel route planner.

Drive from Portland to Bandon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bandon: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 4 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tillamook Air Museum and Bronze Coast Gallery. Visiting Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Garibaldi Charters (in Garibaldi) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, admire all the interesting features of Three Capes Scenic Drive, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bandon to Cannon Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 6 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Second Beach Trail. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Merriman Falls in Quinault--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and stroll through Hoh River Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Townsend.
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Port Townsend — 4 nights

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Trinity United Methodist Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Rothschild House and Port Townsend Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Townsend: Sequim (New Dungeness Lighthouse & Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout), Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, contemplate the long history of The Starrett House Inn, and stroll through Fort Worden State Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Townsend trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, then head off the coast to The Orcas Island Historical Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Judd Cove Preserve. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with San Juan Safaris and then deepen your knowledge of military history at American Camp.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Port Townsend to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Visit Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tahoma National Cemetery (in Kent), Roozengaarde Display Garden (in Mount Vernon) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take an in-depth tour of Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and identify plant and animal life at Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning app.

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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 52°F. 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 — 3 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in May, Mount Rainier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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