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Lewis and Clark Tour From Portland

These two choices of a Lewis and Clark tour begin either in Portland Oregon or in Seattle Washington.

For group tour planners these itineraries are listed with the following group tour sizes.

S – 14 passengers or less
M – 14-36 passengers
L – 36-55 passengers or more

(SML) – 579 miles/ 931.8 km

Lewis and Clark Tour Day 1

Portland, Oregon to Stevenson, Washington via Mount Saint Helens
Arrive at Portland International Airport
I-5 North to Castle Rock, Hwy 504 to Mount Saint Helens, return to I-5 South to Hwy 14 East (235 miles/ 378.2 km)

"Portland and Mt Hood" by Amateria1121 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portland_and_Mt_Hood.jpg#/media/File:Portland_and_Mt_Hood.jpg

“Portland and Mt Hood” by Amateria1121

Interesting stops in Portland:

  • International Rose Test Gardens (SML)
  • Oregon Zoo (SML)
  • Pittock Mansion (SM)
  • Chinese Garden (SML)
  • Powell’s City of Books (SML)
Eruption of Mt. St. Helens Washington Volcanoes

Eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Fort Vancouver (SML)
  • Pearson Air Museum (SML)
  • Vancouver Barracks (SML)
  • Cowlitz County Historical Museum (SML)
  • Mt St Helen National Volcanic Monument Visitors Center (SML)
  • Coldwater Canyon Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Hoffstad Bluffs Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Johnston Ridge Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Eco Park (SML)
  • Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
  • Bonneville Dam

Overnight: Stevenson (SML)

Day 2

Stevenson to The Dalles, Hood River and Portland, OR
Hwy 14 to Hwy 97, South across the Columbia to Hwy 84 West to Portland (136 miles/ 218.9 km)
From Portland I-5 North to Kelso, Hwy 4 to Longview, South on Hwy 433 to Hwy 30 then West to Astoria
(101 miles/ 162.5 km)
[Optional overnight locations: The Dalles (SML), Hood River (SML)]

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Maryhill Museum (SML)
  • Stonehenge (SML)
  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (SML)
  • Wasco County Historical Museum (SM)
  • Fort Dalles Museum (SML)
  • Mt Hood Railroad excursion (SML)
  • Cascade Locks (SML)
  • Bridge of the Gods (SML)
  • Fish Hatchery (SML)
  • Multnomah Falls (SML)
  • Troutdale Outlet Mall (SML)

Overnight in Astoria (SML)
[Optional overnight location: Long Beach, WA (SM)]

Interesting stops in Astoria

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum (SML)
  • Astor Column (SML)
  • Fort Stevens (SML)
  • Fort Clatsop (SML)

Day 3

Astoria to Longview and Portland
Astoria North on Hwy 101 to Hwy 4 East to Longview and South on I-5 to Portland (107 miles/ 172.2 km)

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Fort Canby State Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Museum (SM)
  • Cape Disappointment & Mouth of the Columbia (SML)
  • Ilwaco Heritage Museum (SM)

Lewis and Clark Tour From Seattle

(SML) – 800 miles/ 1287 km

Lewis and Clark Tour Day 1

Seattle to Tacoma
(30 miles/ 48.28 km)
Arrive at Seattle/ Tacoma International Airport
I-5 South to Tacoma (30 miles/ 48.28 km)

Interesting stops in Seattle:

Interesting stops along the way:

 
  • Fort Nisqually Historic Site (SML)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (SML)
  • Steilacoom Historical Museum (SML)
  • Tacoma Art Museum (SML)
  • Washington State History Museum (SML)

Overnight: Tacoma (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Eatonville (S), Paradise (S) seasonal]

Day 2

Tacoma to Kelso via Mt Rainier
Hwy 7 East to Hwy 706 to Hwy 123 South to Hwy 12 West to I-5 South (158 miles/ 254.3 km)

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (SML)
  • Mount Rainier National Park (SML)
  • John R Jackson House (SM)

Overnight: Kelso (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Morton (S), Castle Rock (S)

Day 3

Kelso to Stevenson via Mt St Helens
I-5 North to Castle Rock, Hwy 504 to Mt St Helens, return to I-5 South to Hwy 14 East (188 miles/ 302.6 km)

Interesting stops along the way

  • Mt St Helen National Volcanic Monument Visitors Center (SML)
  • Coldwater Canyon Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Hoffstad Bluffs Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Johnston Ridge Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Eco Park (SML)
  • Cowlitz County Historical Museum (SML)
  • Fort Vancouver (SML)
  • Pearson Air Museum (SML)
  • Vancouver Barracks (SML)
  • Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center (SML)
  • Bonneville Dam (SML)

Overnight: Stevenson (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Vancouver (SML)

Day 4

Stevenson to The Dalles, Hood River and Portland, OR
Hwy 14 to Hwy 97, South across the Columbia to Hwy 84 West to Portland (136 miles/ 218.9 km)
From Portland I-5 North to Kelso, Hwy 4 to Longview, South on Hwy 433 to Hwy 30 then West to Astoria
(101 miles/ 162.5 km)
[Optional overnight locations: The Dalles (SML), Hood River (SML)]

Interesting stops along the way:

  • Maryhill Museum (SML)
  • Stonehedge (SML)
  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (SML)
  • Wasco County Historical Museum (SM)
  • Fort Dalles Museum (SML)
  • Mt Hood Railroad Excursion (SML)
  • Cascade Locks (SML)
  • Bridge of the Gods (SML)
  • Fish Hatchery (SML)
  • Multnomah Falls (SML)
  • Troutdale Outlet Mall (SML)

Overnight in Astoria (SML)
[Optional overnight location: Long Beach, WA (SM)]

Interesting stops in Astoria

  • · Columbia River Maritime Museum (SML)
  • · Astor Column (SML)
  • · Fort Stevens (SML)
  • · Fort Clatsop (SML)

Day 5

Astoria to Olympia
Astoria North on Hwy 101 to Hwy 4 East to Longview and North on I-5 to Olympia (127 miles/ 204.4 km)

Interesting stops along the way:

  • · Fort Canby State Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Museum (SM)
  • · Cape Disappointment & Mouth of the Columbia (SML)
  • · Ilwaco Heritage Museum (SM)
  • · Centralia Outlet Mall (SML)
  • · Chehalis Antique Stores (SML)
  • · Washington State Capital in Olympia (SML)
  • · Lacey Museum (S)

Overnight in Olympia area (SML)

Day 6

Olympia to Seattle
North on I-5 to Seattle (60 miles/ 96.56 km)

 

 
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