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Ultimate Northwest

Seattle, Olympic NP, Redwood NP, Mount Shasta, Crater Lake, Portland, Mount Rainier & more

The states of Washington, Oregon and California, make up some dramatic scenery within the Pacific Northwest. Rugged coastline along with volcanic mountains and lakes. This area is home to lush rainforests, whale watching, wine regions and hip cities.

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Ultimate Northwest 21 nights

Remember, any and all of our pre packaged road trips, can be altered to meet your exact needs and wants. Do you have more or less than 21 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. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

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Seattle by Night

Day 1

Fly into Seattle

Fly to Seattle in the northwestern corner of the lower 50 States, enjoy an evening meal at one of the freshly stocked seafood restaurants that are dotted everywhere in this city by the ocean.

  • Key location: Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, WA

Pike Place Market

Day 2

Explore the Emerald City

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in America, famous for its coffee, grunge music and tech sector. It has a laid-back charm with visitor highlights like Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Pioneer Square.

  • Key location: Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, WA

Japanese Garden

Day 3

Seattle’s other must-see highlights

A second full day to explore the Emerald City, further highlights include the Boeing Museum, Japanese Gardens and watching the sunset in Kerry Park. Should you prefer less time in the city and more time in the great outdoors, then just let us know and we’ll adjust the road trip to match your preferences.

  • Key location: Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, WA

Elk in Olympic NP

Day 4

Wilderness in the Rain Forest

The great outdoors await today, we recommend you start the first leg of your drive by taking a ferry over to Bainbridge Island before moving onto Olympic National Park via scenic Highway 101. Make Hurricane Ridge one of your first places to visit to get a view of the Olympic Mountains.

  • Key location: Olympic NP
  • Crescent Lake, WA
  • 105 Miles

Sea Stacks

Day 5

Lush green peninsula of Olympic National park

The words rugged, craggy and remote come to mind when thinking of Olympic National Park. Situated in the far northwest of Washington State, this is one of the wettest places you’ll be ever likely to visit. You won’t be alone though, wild Roosevelt Elk love it here amongst the trees, alpine meadows and waterfalls.

  • Key location: Olympic NP
  • Lake Quinault, WA
  • 102 Miles

Ecola State Park

Day 6

Head south to the iconic Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach

Continue along scenic Highway 101, heading south down the coast to Cannon Beach in neighbouring Oregon. Along the way, you can stop in Astoria, where classic 80s films like The Goonies and Short Circuit were shot.

  • Key location: Cannon Beach, OR
  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • 144 Miles

Sunsets on Cannon Beach

Day 7

Enjoy Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock is a much photographed landmark on the Oregon coast. This along with nearby Ecola State Park offer stunning views and incredible natural beauty. Cannon Beach is a lovely town, crammed with galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Why not rent a bike and explore the beach and Hemlock Street, the main street.

  • Key location: Cannon Beach, OR
  • Cannon Beach, OR

Botanical Gardens

Day 8

Make your way to Coos Bay on the Oregon Coast

Cruise south on the 101, stopping at the points of interest and places of outstanding beauty which will be listed in you personalised Road Trip Pack. Massive sandstone boulders look like they have been dropped from the heavens along this stretch of coastline. Rugged, wild and wind-swept, Oregon’s beauty is up with the best of them.

  • Key location: Coos Bay, OR
  • Coos Bay, OR
  • 207 Miles

Giant Coastal Redwoods

Day 9

Drive south to the calm of Redwood National Park

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

  • Key location: Redwoods NP
  • Redwoods NP
  • 199 Miles

Biggest Trees on Earth!

Day 10

Spend your day marvelling amongst the Giant Redwoods

Redwoods were once common throughout North America but now sadly are mostly found in just Oregon and California. For the ultimate Sequoias experience then Redwood National Park in northern coastal California is THE place. 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.

  • Key location: Redwood NP
  • Redwood NP

Mount Shasta

Day 11

Marvel at Mount Shasta

Having witnessed the majestic coastal redwoods of the Californian coast, you’ll drive inland and head for California’s fifth highest peak - Mount Shasta. Standing over 14,000 feet high, this dormant volcano can be seen from miles away.

  • Key location: Mt Shasta, CA
  • Mt Shasta, CA
  • 215 Miles

Waterfalls at Mt Shasta

Day 12

A day more to explore Mt Shasta

Mount Shasta is part of the Cascade mountain range, which runs from British Columbia, Canada and makes up 700 miles of mountains in western North America south to Lassen Peak. Shasta is the 2nd highest peak in the Cascade range and you'll also visit the highest at the end of your trip at Mount Rainier.

  • Key location: Mt Shasta, CA
  • Mt Shasta, CA

The bluest lake ever!

Day 13

The natural wonder of Crater Lake

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.

  • Key location: Crater Lake NP
  • Crater Lake NP
  • 143 Miles

Crater Lake scenery

Day 14

A second day to explore the shores of Crater Lake

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Rising from a dormant volcano, the lake is the major draw to this wonderful National Park. Rim drive (closed in winter) is a great way to enjoy views of the lake from your car. The National Park also contains old growth forests which are home to a wide variety of trees and wildlife. Black Bears, Mountain Lions and Elk can all be found in Crater Lake National Park.

  • Key location: Crater Lake NP
  • Crater Lake NP

Multnomah Falls

Day 15

Head north to find more of Oregon’s natural wonders

Cruise north to imposing Mount Hood and the epic Columbia River Gorge. Along the way, you’ll pass more stunning scenery including Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Smith Rock State Park. The Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway to Bend is one of the scenic routes in the area.

  • Key location: Mount Hood, OR
  • Mount Hood, OR
  • 220 Miles

Mt Hood

Day 16

Take in the scenic views at the Columbia River Gorge

Mount Hood is the highest point in Oregon, not so much a mountain as an active volcano and one of the crown jewels of Oregon. Within the Columbia River Gorge, we highly recommend visiting Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam.

  • Key location: Columbia River
  • Mount Hood, OR
  • 141 Miles

Laid Back Portland

Day 17

Oregon’s big city - Portland

After all of this stunning outdoor scenery it’s time to hit the streets of a major city again. Hip Portland offers gardens, cafe culture, tax-free shopping and much more. Pioneer Square in the heart of the city is a great place to start.

  • Key location: Portland, OR
  • Portland, OR
  • 99 Miles

Portland Boathouses

Day 18

Sight-seeing in Portland

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

  • Key location: Portland, OR
  • Portland, OR

So much to see

Day 19

There's so much to do in Portland

Powell's City of Books bookshop has been open since 1971 and is an institution in Portland. With about a million books it's easy to lose track of time here, grab a Stumptown coffee and enjoy. Did we mention the tax-free shopping yet? Downtown Portland offers major labels and department stores like Nordstrom. In Pioneer Place, you’ll find top brands like Apple, Louis Vuitton and many more.

  • Key location: Portland, OR
  • Portland, OR

Mount Rainier NP

Day 20

Cruise up to epic Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in the Cascade mountain range and is a spectacular park with wildflower meadows, glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife.It's also an active volcano although it hasn't been active for over 125 years. Ascending to 14,410 feet Mount Rainer is a dominating force in the Washington landscape.

  • Key location: Mount Rainier NP
  • Mount Rainier NP
  • 152 Miles

Meadows and Mountains

Day 21

Enjoy the hikes and trails through Mt. Rainer NP

A final day before you head back to Seattle and fly home tomorrow. Today, get your walking boots on and enjoy, there are so many hikes to be enjoyed here including the popular Grove of the Patriarchs trail.

  • Key location: Mount Rainier NP
  • Mount Rainier NP

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