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Western Loop Tours of Washington and Oregon

Use this western loop tours itinerary of Washington and Oregon as a guide for planning your trip to the Pacific Northwest. You’ll find resources and contacts throughout the Washington State Tours website.

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

6-Day Western Loop From Seattle (Itinerary #1)

Approximately 1012 miles/ 1629 km

Day 1
Seattle to Olympia via Everett
Arrive at Seattle/ Tacoma International Airport
I-5 North to Everett; South to Olympia (110 miles/ 177 km)

Interesting stops in Seattle:

Interesting stops along the way:

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

Overnight: Olympia (SML)

Day 2
Olympia to Olympic Peninsula
Hwy 101 to Ocean Shores (282 miles/ 453.8 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Quinault, Queest and Hoh Rain Forest (SML)
  • Lake Crescent
  • Olympic National Park Visitor Center
  • Port Townsend
  • State Capital in Olympia (SML)
  • Lacey Museum

Overnight: Ocean Shores (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Aberdeen (SML), Quinault (SM)]

Day 3
Olympic National Park to Astoria via Seaside and Canon Beach
Hwy 101 South (123 miles/ 197.9 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

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

Interesting stops in Astoria:

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

Overnight: Astoria (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Long Beach (S)]

Day 4
Astoria to Portland via Mount Saint Helens
Hwy 30 East;
Hwy 433 North to Longview;
Hwy 4 East to Kelso;
I-5 North to Castle Rock;
Hwy 504 to Mt St Helens, return to I-5;
South to Portland (211 miles/ 339.6 km)

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)

Interesting stops in Portland:

  • International Rose Test Gardens (SML)
  • Oregon Zoo (SML)
  • Pittock Mansion (SML)
  • Chinese Garden (SML)
  • Powell’s City of Books (SML)

Overnight in Portland (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Vancouver (SML)

Day 5
Portland to Chehalis
I-5 North (88 miles/ 141.6 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Centralia Outlet Mall (SML)
  • Chehalis Antique Stores (SML)
  • Cowlitz County Historical Museum (SML)

Overnight in Chehalis (SML)

Day 6
Chehalis to Seattle via Mount Rainier
I-5 South to Hwy 12 East to Hwy 123 North; Hwy 706 West to Hwy 7 and I-5 (198 miles/ 318.7 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Eatonville) (SML)
  • Mount Rainier National Park (SML)

Contacts:

 

 

6-Day Western Loop from Portland (Itinerary #2)

(SML) – 1012 miles/ 1629 km

Day 1
Portland to Astoria via Mt St Helens
Arrive at Portland International Airport
I-5 North to Castle Rock, Hwy 504 to Mt St Helens, return to I-5 South to Kelso, Hwy 4 West to Longview, South on 433 to Hwy 30 then West to Astoria (211 miles/ 339.6 km)

Interesting stops in Portland:

  • International Rose Test Gardens (SML)
  • Oregon Zoo (SML)
  • Pittock Mansion (SML)
  • Chinese Garden (SML)
  • Powell’s City of Books (SML)

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)

Overnight: Astoria (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Long Beach (S)]

Day 2
Astoria to Olympic National Park via Seaside and Canon Beach
Hwy 101 North (123 miles/ 197.9 km)
Interesting stops in Astoria:

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

Interesting stops along the way:

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

Overnight at Ocean Shores (SML)
[Optional overnight locations: Aberdeen (SML), Quinault (SM)]

Day 3
Olympic Peninsula to Olympia
Hwy 101 to Olympia (282 miles/ 453.8 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Quinault, Queest and Hoh Rain Forest (SML)
  • Lake Crescent
  • Olympic National Park Visitor Center
  • Port Townsend
  • State Capital in Olympia (SML)
  • Lacey Museum

Overnight: Olympia (SML)

Day 4
Olympia to Seattle via Everett
I-5 North to Everett then South to Seattle (110 miles/ 177 km)

Interesting stops in Seattle:

Interesting stops along the way:

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

Overnight: Seattle (contacts) (SML)

Day 5
Seattle to Chehalis via Mount Rainier
I-5 South to Tacoma, Hwy 7 East to Hwy 706, Hwy 123 South to Hwy 12, West to I-5 North (198 miles/ 318.7 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Eatonville) (SML)
  • Mount Rainier National Park (SML)

Overnight in Chehalis (SML)

Day 6
Chehalis to Portland
I-5 South (88 miles/ 141.6 km)
Interesting stops along the way:

  • Centralia Outlet Mall (SML)
  • Chehalis Antique Stores (SML)
  • Cowlitz County Historical Museum (SML)

Contacts:

 
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