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Visit the Pacific Northwest

Introduction

The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon are home to some of North America's most rugged and spectacular terrain, as well as two of the most forward-thinking cities, Portland and Seattle, both surrounded by soaring mountains, dense forests and sparkling water. This is a region of great natural beauty with deep canyons, crystal clear lakes, mighty rivers and a rugged shoreline offering a wide variety of outdoor activities.

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Pacific Northwest Self-Drive

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,070 pp incl. flights

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Free car hire offer – Save up to £190 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

See America’s rural Northwest all this all-encompassing self-drive. Beginning and ending in Seattle, you'll hit the region's most scenic roads, tracing a route between staggering volcanoes, rugged coastlines and great bohemian cities.

Oregon Fly-Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,730 pp incl. flights

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A luxury self-drive pairing the spectacular landscapes of Crater Lake National Park and the vineyards of Oregon wine country with stays in sleepy coastal towns and the chance to explore Portland's thriving arts scene.

Top itineraries in Pacific Northwest

Rockies and Ranches Self-Drive Tour

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,305 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Discover America’s unique geography all the while staying in picturesque ranches and lodges on this self-drive tour. Starting in Salt Lake City, you'll take in the natural splendours of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks before driving the Pacific West Coast to finish in Seattle.

Pacific Northwest Self-Drive

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,070 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free car hire

Free car hire offer – Save up to £190 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

See America’s rural Northwest all this all-encompassing self-drive. Beginning and ending in Seattle, you'll hit the region's most scenic roads, tracing a route between staggering volcanoes, rugged coastlines and great bohemian cities.

Rocky Mountaineer - Seattle to Jasper

7-day rail journey

Exploring Seattle and Vancouver, this rail journey is a memorable start or end to any US or Canada self-drive. Choose to begin or end your journey in the magnificent Rockies, enjoying Michelin-standard meals and complimentary drinks on board the Rocky Mountaineer.

Seattle to Mount St Helens Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,690 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Explore Washington State's rainforests, meadows, lakes and volcanoes on this rewarding self-drive, bookended by stays in the Emerald City: Seattle.

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Top places to stay in Pacific Northwest

Sun Mountain Lodge, Washington

Traditional lodge

Dubbed a 'resort for all seasons', this pleasant lodge in the foothills of the North Cascades mountain range provides activities for all times of the year; from cross country skiing to hiking, rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing and lake activities. There are award-winning dining options includ

Hotel Ändra, Seattle

Contemporary hotel

Originally built in 1926, Hotel Ändra is a classic brick and terracotta building located in Seattle's trendy Belltown neighbourhood and the retail district. In a nod to the city’s Nordic heritage, the luxury boutique hotel has Scandinavian design elements combined with the Pacific Northwest elements

Weasku Inn, Grants Pass

Historic lodge

Built in 1924 as a fishing lodge, the inn has hosted such legendary personalities as Walt Disney and Bing Crosby

The Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach

Contemporary lodge

With its premier oceanfront location, guests are reminded of a 1940s beach resort by wraparound verandahs and unobstructed views

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Where to go in Pacific Northwest

Oregon

Oregon is a scenic wonder that is wild and adventurous, known for its natural beauty and landscapes. Although it's a rugged landscape of mountains, rivers and forests, residents of the largest city, Portland, are eager to claim their city as the most sophisticated ...

Washington State

With the Cascades Range forming its mountainous spine, America’s rugged northwest corner is an outdoorsman’s paradise centre around one of America's great cities, Seattle.

When to go to Pacific Northwest

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Summer is considered the best time to travel to the Paci c Northwest with temperate weather and clear skies even in the mountain ranges. While the region is known for its rains in the colder months, especially in Seattle, these are most prevalent in the west as the Cascades Range blocks moisture headed inland from the Paci c. Expect cold winters that are sometimes blighted by storms that render certain remote areas impassable.

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Pacific Northwest articles

Explore Oregon

Wexas USA specialist, Rachel Mostyn, travels to Oregon and discovers a state rich in natural wonders, cultural heritage and cutting-edge urbanity – perfect for a fly-drive holiday.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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