Northwest Gems: Portland, Mt. Rainier & Seattle

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See the Pacific Northwest on this multi-night trip through some of Oregon and Washington's favorite places! Your road trip begins in Portland, Oregon, where you can shop quirky boutiques, scope out the funky street art, and taste your way through as many food carts as you can handle. Next, you'll visit Ashford to explore Mount Rainier and all of its activitie...
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Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
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Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 8 days!

What's this trip about?

    See the Pacific Northwest on this multi-night trip through some of Oregon and Washington's favorite places! Your road trip begins in Portland, Oregon, where you can shop quirky boutiques, scope out the funky street art, and taste your way through as many food carts as you can handle. Next, you'll visit Ashford to explore Mount Rainier and all of its activities and attractions. Your final stop will be in Seattle, Washington. Here, you can sip delicious coffee, shop around outdoor markets, and maybe even stop by Seattle's 175-foot-high Ferris wheel for a majestic panorama of the city and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day, you can even catch a glimpse of the Olympic Mountains! Whether this is your first visit or your fifteenth, this trip will let you fall in love with the Pacific Northwest all over again.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityPortland
End CityWashington


  • North America
  • United States


  • Independent

Trip includes

    • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Portland (PDX), out of Seattle (SEA)
    • Automatic rental car for the duration of your trip Pick up PDX and drop off SEA 2 nights in Portland at the Benson Hotel, or similar
    • 1 night in the Mt. Rainier area at the Nisqually Lodge, or similar
    • 3 nights in Seattle at the Mayflower Park Hotel, or similar
    • Detailed day-by-day itinerary with trip highlights, hotel information, local guides, maps and driving directions

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Day 1 Welcome to Portland!

Once you touch down in Oregon's largest city and pick up your rental car, you're on your way! 

Portland's packed with parks, gardens, museums, and more! After check-in, you may enjoy a visit to Lan Su Chinese Garden or the Oregon Zoo. 

Day 2 Portland

Up and at 'em! Start your morning with a delicious treat from Voodoo Doughnut, a landmark of the Old Town. 

What's on your itinerary for today? You could check out the Portland Art Museum or hit Forest Park to see the stunning topography of the area. Be sure to leave time to get in on Portland's iconic food cart scene - there are hundreds to choose from!

Day 3 Portland - Mt. Rainier

Today, you'll make the drive to Mount Rainier. Once you're there, you can visit the Summit House for a relaxing ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola. After, hit Elbe and climb aboard the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad for a taste of history as the vintage logging locomotive chugs through 18 miles of pristine countryside.

Day 4 Mt. Rainier - Seattle

Cross the state line into Washington today. Consider a stop in Tacoma, which is about halfway between Portland and Seattle. You can visit the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, or even opt for a day of thrills at Wild Waves Theme and Water Park.

Day 5 Seattle

Set off this morning to one of Seattle's best-known markets, Pike Place. One of the most intriguing traditions of the market is fish throwing! 

Supposedly, this practice started as a prank between employees when one fishmonger threw the catch of the day a...

Day 6 Seattle

Greet the day with a visit to the Seattle Center. Located on the northern fringe of Seattle's downtown area, this is the cultural, art, and entertainment center of the city. This is where you'll find the Space Needle, the musical International Fountain, and other exciting events and activities! 

Day 7 Depart Washington

Make your way to the airport to drop off your rental car and fly home! 

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Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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