Trip reference number: AAYLI4

Trip Operator: America As You Like It

Best of Oregon and Washington State

From: £1505.00

Day 1 - Portland

Enjoy the host of attractions, diverse neighbourhoods and great shopping. Sample fresh local produce and world-class Oregon wines in one of the city's many restaurants or bars. 

 

Day 3- Lincoln City, OR

Stop off in Astoria, where Lewis and Clark spent a winter during their expedition at Fort Clatsop. Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort Stevens and Fort Clatsop National Historic Memorial. As you travel South towards Lincoln City there are many highlights along the way including Seaside and Ecola Beach State Park in Cannon Beach for breathtaking views of the coast. Overnight in Lincoln City.

 

Day 4- Eugene, OR

Explore the 'Kite-Flying Capital of the World', Lincoln City with tax-free shopping at Factory Stores, Oregon's largest outlet mall, before continuing south along Oregon's scenic coast to Newport and Florence. Overnight in Eugene.

 

Day 5- Crater Lake, OR

Visit the Fifth Street Public Market with its colourful collection of shops restaurants and galleries. Your journey then takes you to Crater Lake National Park - the deepest lake in the USA and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Overnight in Crater Lake.

 

Day 6- Oregon City, OR

Take the Cascade Lakes Highway and enjoy unparalleled views of Mount Bachelor and the Cascade peaks in alpine terrain. Stop off in Bend and visit the Lava Lands Visitors Center which provides an excellent way to glimpse the region's vast volcanic features. From Bend travel west towards Oregon City visiting Warm Springs Native Indian Reservation en route. Overnight in Oregon City.

 

Day 7- Mount St. Helens & Seattle, W

Enter Washington State today. Stop at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument before arriving in Seattle. Overnight in Seattle.

 

Day 8- Seattle, WA. 

Spend the day exploring this vibrant and exciting city, take a stroll around Pioneer Square and Pike Place market or go to the top of the Space Needle. Overnight in Seattle.

 

Day 9- Port Townsend, WA

Take a ferry across the Puget Sound to Winsow, heading across the mile-long Hood Canal floating bridge to Port Townsend. A National Historic Landmark, pretty Port Townsend is considered one of the best examples of a Victorian seaport Overnight Port Townsend.

 

Day 10- Port Angeles, WA

Stop off at Dungeness Spit, the longest natural sand promontory in the USA. At around 6 miles long the Spit juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to form a saltwater lagoon used by thousands of migratory water fowl. Overnight in Port Angeles.

 

Day 11- Quinault, WA

Drive along Highway 101 looking for bald eagles at Lake Crescent, a 12 mile long lake formed by a glacier. Hike in the Hoh Rain Forest, a temperate rain forest with trees growing to enormous heights. Stay for two nights in Quinault.

 

Day 13- Yakima, WA

Head over the Cascade Mountains, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, to Yakima. Overnight Yakima

 

Day 14- Hood River, OR

Sample some of the fruits and wines of the fertile Yakima Valley before setting out towards the Columbia River Gorge. At the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center/Wasco County Historical Museum visitors are taken back 40 million years when massive geologic forces determined the future of the land. Overnight in Hood River.

 

Day 15- Portland, OR

Spend the day in the stunning Columbia River Gorge, take the Mount Hood Rail Road through Oregon with photo opportunities abound as the train sweeps by peach, apple, pear and cherry orchards. Return to Portland before flying home.

 

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