Northwest Explorer

Begins in and ends in Seattle, Washington

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • May to September
  • Round trip scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
  • Accommodations as stated
  • Personalised Road Book

From £3,149 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. Park entrance fees are not included and payable locally.

Day 1

Arrive Seattle

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Seattle. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, where you are based for the first two nights of your stay.

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Day 2


Its skyline framed by the peak of Mt Rainier and dominated by the Space Needle, Seattle is a wonderfully diverse city with an array of attractions. Explore famous Pike Place Market, stroll the waterfront or enjoy the range of shopping options.

Sightseeing in Seattle

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Day 3, 4

Olympic Peninsula

175mi / 282km

Your exploration of the Northwest commences today with a journey to the Olympic Peninsula, a scenic wilderness area extending from glacier-clad mountains to the ocean shore. From your base in Kalaloch, you can explore one of the largest and most beautiful rainforests in North America.

Kalaloch Lodge
Day 5

Cannon Beach

178mi / 286km

Following the rocky coastal road south, you’ll cross the state line from Washington into Oregon. Perhaps stop en route at the quaint town of Seaside before continuing on to beautiful Cannon Beach. Your hotel is reminiscent of a 1940’s beach resort, and from here it’s just a gentle stroll along the powder white beach to Haystack Rock where you can search for the resident tufted puffin colony.

The Ocean Lodge
Day 6, 7

Gleneden Beach

91mi / 146km

You may choose to hike Clatsop Trail or wander Cannon Beaches nine miles of pristine sands dotted with rock monoliths before you make the short drive to Gleneden Beach. We’ve allowed a full second day at Gleneden Beach as your hotel offers fabulous amenities for you to enjoy.

Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Day 8

Gold Beach

196mi / 315km

You continue to hug the Oregon coastline with stunning coastal views on one side and beautiful landscapes including Siuslaw National Forest on the other. Today’s drive offers scenic splendour. You may wish to stop at some of the towns and villages you pass along the way and spend some time in Coos Bay.

Tu Tu Tun Lodge
Day 9

Grants Pass

136mi / 219km

Traversing today from Gold Beach on the east of Siskiyou National Forest to Grants Pass on the west, we suggest you cross the Oregon / California border and spend some time surrounded by the gigantic trees of Redwood National Park. Grants Pass is the gateway to the mighty Rogue River, so you may wish to partake in a rafting expedition.

Weasku Inn
Day 10


192mi / 309km

No visit to Oregon would be complete without visiting Crater Lake National Park. The seventh deepest lake in the world its intense blue hue is breathtaking, and its surrounding landscape provides a maze of trails for hiking and biking. Today’s drive allows plenty of opportunity to stop and explore the magnificent National Forest areas of central Oregon. Bend is an outdoor recreational playground with plenty of sightseeing.

Oxford Hotel Bend
Day 11

Mount Hood

129mi / 208km

Following the Cascade Mountains north today, which stretch 700 miles from the base of Oregon to its tip, your destination is the ever popular Mt Hood. The states most visited attraction the mountain range is legendary for its exceptional outdoor pursuit options. The Mount Hood Scenic Byway provides a fabulous view of the dormant volcano. We also suggest a visit to Columbia River Gorge, an 80 mile geological wonder which forms a border between Oregon and Washington.

Sightseeing in Mount Hood

Mount Hood Oregon Resort (was Resort at the Mountain)
Day 12, 13


77mi / 124km

Although a cosmopolitan city, Portland is renowned for its green environment and courteous welcome. Visit the Museum of Science and History or Portland Zoo, wander amongst the boutiques or take a jet boat excursion down the Willamette River.

Sightseeing in Portland

Day 14


173mi / 278km

Time to enjoy those Seattle attractions you didn’t get chance to experience at the beginning of your fly drive. Enjoy a final evening dinner at one of the award-winning restaurants, or catch a spectacular sunset from the top of the Space Needle.

Sightseeing in Seattle

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Day 15

Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before returning to Seattle Airport for your flight back to the UK.

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