On a journey through Washington State you’ll discover the lush, green scenery of Olympic Peninsula, and the majestic snow-capped Cascade Mountains. Travel along its rugged coast and dip into tiny seaside communities perched on endless wild and stunning beaches. Head out to sea and enjoy the serenity of the San Juan Islands and some of the best whale-watching in the USA. Head inland and explore Washington State’s wine country back roads, rural farms and rolling vineyards. There’s no better way to end your trip than a few nights in cosmopolitan Seattle, with its vibrant café society, colourful markets, world class museums and a cornucopia of culinary delights.
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Distance: 153 miles
Lake Quinault has been a popular destination since the 1900s when Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed it as part of Olympic National Park. However, the glacier-carved lake is not the only outstanding natural landmark in this area. The Quinault Rainforest is possibly the most beautiful of the rainforests within the park. With thick and impressive groves, which fan off from the road, the forest is scattered with various hiking trails. One of the best of these is the half-mile Maple Glade Trail on the north shore of the lake.
Distance: 127 miles
Today, modern Astoria is small town heaven. An eclectic mix of fisherman and artists who have seen the town reinvent itself it weathering the collapse of both the Columbia River fishery and Oregon timber industry. Astoria has risen once again as a cultural haven, often referred to as “little San Francisco.”
Distance: 134 miles
Distance: 237 miles
The Lake itself is extraordinary and is surrounded by dozens of trails and climbs to magnificent lookouts over its eerie volcanic formations and impossibly blue waters. Trips on the Lake are a must, speak to Bon Voyage about the best way to do this.
Distance: 105 miles
Distance: 175 miles
In 1885 Portland was named after Portland, Maine, following a coin toss between its two East Coast founders. Although the city is a less obvious tourist destination it is a pleasant surprise to many of its visitors. With its many quaint bookstores, galleries, parks and restaurants people find there is more to do than imagined. Portland is also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding coastal and mountain areas.
Distance: 178 miles
Mount Rainier contains vast expanses of pristine old-growth forests, sub alpine flower meadows and spectacular alpine scenery. The glacier clad Mountain is the highest peak in the Cascades and is also said to be one of the most awesome mountains in the world.
Distance: 322 miles
Winthrop itself is a pretty, tree lined town filled with stores selling local crafts and jewellery, an odd outdoor cafe or two and small quirky restaurants. It's a delight to visit. We also have a favourite retreat hotel here, call to find out more!
Distance: 199 miles
Why not extend your holiday and cross the border into Canada for a visit to Vancouver? Or perhaps head to one of the Hawaiian Islands for some relaxation before heading home?
Call the experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Washington and Oregon fly-drive.