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Mount Rainier, Washington, Pacific Northwest, USA

Classic Northwest

Visit Seattle, Olympic NP, Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast, Redwoods NP, Crater Lake NP, Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Portland & Mt Rainier NP.

glorious coastlines, enchanting forests and gigantic redwoods

14 Nights from £1,799pp
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‘from’ prices are based on off peak travel, 2 people sharing a standard car, economy flights and 2-3* Hotels. All trips are completely bespoke so just tell your expert any requirements you have.

Spend two fabulous weeks cruising through the lush green States of Washington and Oregon on this Pacific Northwest road trip. Starting and finishing in the Emerald City of Seattle, you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring coastal and mountain scenery as you cruise around the Pacific Northwest’s highways and byways.

Road trip highlights include:

  • Visit the Pacific Northwest’s two major cities – Seattle and Portland.
  • Discover incredible, rugged beaches bursting with sea stacks.
  • Explore the National Parks of Olympic, Redwoods, Crater Lake and Mount Rainer.
  • Cruise down the unspoilt Washington and Oregon coastline.
  • What’s included? Direct flights with a premier carrier like Virgin Atlantic, accommodation to your desired standard and length of stay, car rental and a detailed road trip pack.
The Classic North West route with The American Road Trip Company

Our Favourite Hotels

We’ll suggest properties to match your preferred budget, be it low-cost, mid-range or high-end luxury that you’re looking for. We can also mix it up so you’ll experience a range of standards and experiences along your road trip.

Crater Lake Lodge, Inside the Park, Olympic National Park

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Crater Lake Lodge

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Olympic National Park

Lake Crescent Lodge, in Olympic National Park

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Lake Crescent Lodge

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Olympic National Park

View Crest Lodge, Redwood National Park, California

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View Crest Lodge

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Redwood National Park

Inn at Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast. Pacific Northwest

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Inn at Cannon Beach

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Oregon Coast

Lake Quinault Lodge, Olympic National Park, Washington

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Lake Quinault Lodge

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Olympic National Park

Paradise Inn Hotel, Mount Rainier

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Paradise Inn Hotel

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Mount Rainier NP

The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotelin Portland, Oregon

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The Duniway Hotel

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Portland, Oregon

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

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Four Seasons Hotel

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Seattle

Road Trip Itinerary

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required.

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Arrive in Seattle, Washington

You’ll start your Pacific Northwest holiday in Seattle. If you have any energy left after your flight, why not have dinner at one of Seattle’s wonderful restaurants? We highly recommend the seafood joints found in Pike Place Market. Do you just need a cup of coffee to help you stay awake after your flight? Then head over to first-ever Starbucks, also located in Pike Place.

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Seattle, WA

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Pikes Place Market, Seattle waterfront, Washington, Northwest Explorer USA
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A full day to explore Seattle's highlights

Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in North America, famous for its coffee, grunge music and an ever-growing tech sector. Visitor highlights including the iconic Space Needle, historic Pioneer Square and the vast Museum of Flight. Should you prefer more time in the city and less time in the great outdoors, then just let us know and we’ll adjust the road trip to match your preferences.

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Seattle, WA

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The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, USA
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Explore one of America's best National Parks - Olympic

The words rugged, craggy and remote come to mind when thinking of Olympic National Park. Situated in the far northwest of Washington State, Olympic is one of the wettest places you’ll ever visit. The unique climate makes this National Park a unique and atmospheric place to explore. Visitors can witness wild Roosevelt Elk living amongst the moss-covered trees, alpine meadows and the waterfalls of the area.

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Olympic NP

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102 miles

Olympic National Park, Washington USA
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A second day in lush Olympic National Park

The Pacific Northwest has many magnificent beaches, and Rialto Beach and Ruby Beach are two of the most magical. Sea stacks, black sand and colossal driftwood get battered by the rough Pacific Ocean. Your personalised Road Trip Pack will show you how to find these beaches and many more places of outstanding natural beauty on this wild and wonderful coastline.

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Olympic NP

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104 miles

Olympic National Park, Washington, Pacific Northwest USA - Beach
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next stop... cannon beach, oregon

Continue along scenic Highway 101, heading south along the coast to Cannon Beach in neighbouring Oregon. En route, you can stop by Astoria, where classic 80’s films like The Goonies and Short Circuit were shot. Continue a little further to reach the stunning views of Ecola State Park and then Cannon Beach, the most-photographed landmark on the Oregon coast.

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Cannon Beach

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144 miles

Ecola State park, Oregon Coast, USA
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Experience Oregon's unspoilt coastline

Cruise south on Highway 101, stopping at places of outstanding beauty as you go. Massive sandstone boulders look like they’ve fallen from the heavens along this stretch of coastline. Rugged, wild and wind-swept, Oregon’s beauty is up there with the very best North America has to offer.

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Oregon Coast

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178 miles

Heceta Lighthouse, Oregon Coast, USA
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Relax with a walk through the Redwoods

You’ll leave Oregon today and enter Northern California in search of giant Redwood trees; along the way, you’ll explore scenic places like Shore Acres State Park and Cape Arago. Somewhat surprisingly, there are even 40 miles of sand dunes located in the North Bend area.

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Redwood NP

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182 miles

Walking amongst the trees, Redwood National Park, California, USA
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A second day in Redwood National Park

A full day exploring the gigantic redwoods in California’s most northern National Park. Redwood trees were once common throughout North America but now sadly they are mostly found in just Oregon and California. For the ultimate Sequoias experience head to the Redwood National Park in northern coastal California. These are true giants at up to 100m high and 11m in diameter. Once you’ve stood amongst these trees, the stresses of work and home life just melt away.

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Redwoods NP

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Giant trees in Redwood National Park, California, USA
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The natural wonder of Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else on earth combines a deep pure blue lake, sheer surrounding cliffs, two picturesque islands and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.

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Crater Lake NP

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185 miles

Crater Lake, Oregon, Pacific Northwest USA
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Cruise north to Mount Hood

Leave Crater Lake National Park and head to Mount Hood in northern Oregon using Highway 97. Along the way, you’ll pass by wonderful scenic places like Mount Bachelor and Smith Rock State Park to name just two.

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Mount Hood, OR

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195 miles

Oregon - Mount Hood
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Cruise down the Columbia River Gorge to Portland

Drive to Portland via the Columbia River Gorge; one must-see stop is Multnomah Falls on the Oregon side of the river. After more than a week in some of the most stunning outdoor scenery anywhere in the world, it’s time to hit the streets of a major city again. Hip Portland offers public gardens, cafe culture, tax-free shopping and much more. Historic Pioneer Square, in the heart of the city, is a great place to start.

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Portland, OR

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104 miles

Mount Rainier, Washington, Pacific Northwest, USA
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A second day in trendy Portland, Oregon

A full-day exploring Portland is on offer today; highlights include The Rose Test Gardens, The Japanese Gardens and the Oregon Zoo. These three tourist treats lie within Washington Park on the city’s western edge. Be sure to visit the Pearl District too, for art galleries, interior design stores and trendy boutiques.

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Portland, OR

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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Magnificent Mount Rainier National Park awaits

Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in the Cascade mountain range, and it is a spectacular National Park with wildflower meadows, glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife.

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Mount Rainier NP

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156 miles

Mount Rainier, Washington, Pacific Northwest, USA
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A second day to marvel at Mount Rainier NP

The final day of your Pacific Northwest adventure can be spent discovering more of Mount Rainier’s hiking paths in less accessible parts of the National Park. Alternatively, you can opt to chill with a good book in the historic Paradise Inn and enjoy a picnic in one of the summer flower meadows. The following morning, you’ll drive back to Seattle and fly home to the UK with a mind full of unforgettable memories.

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Mount Rainier NP

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Paradise Inn Hotel, Mount Rainier

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I Add Extra Nights To The Road Trips?

Not a problem. If you are lucky enough to have extra time to explore more places or add more rest days, then just let us know and we’ll adjust your trip to match your preferred timescale.

Must I Have Travel Insurance?

We strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance for your holiday to cover you against medical expenses, theft and other financial costs. Should you need to cancel before travelling, some insurance policies may pay out for any loss of funds that have been paid to us and which cannot be refunded under our cancellation policy.

Can I Do A One-Way Rental?

Many of our trips have a different end destination than the starting point, so this is not a problem. Please note a fee sometimes applies for one-way rentals between other regions or states, which will be paid to the supplier directly when collecting the vehicle. We’ll endeavour to inform you of this charge within your quote.

Am I Limited To Certain Hotels Or Chains?

No, far from it. We work with a range of properties from 3* to 5*, so we can adapt the trip to match most budgets. We have access to rooms in more than 800 hotels, motels, lodges and B&Bs across North America.

How Old Do I Need To Be?

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 in the United States or Canada, although, in addition, any drivers under 25 years of age will generally incur a surcharge.

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