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14 night fly drive

DAY 1 – Arrive Seattle

Depart the UK on your chosen flight to Seattle. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Seattle

DAY 2 – Seattle

With a 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.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Seattle

DAYS 3 & 4 – Lake Quinault

Driving distance: 153 miles/246 km

Today’s drive takes you to the Olympic Peninsula, a scenic wilderness area extending from glacier-clad mountains to the ocean shore. From your base for two nights at Lake Quinault, you can explore one of the largest and most beautiful rain forests in North America. Explore Olympic National Park yourself on a hike or bike ride, or on an escorted scenic boat trip or motor coach tour.

Hotel: Lake Quinault Lodge

DAY 5 – Seaside

Driving distance: 136 miles/219 km

Follow the rocky coastal road south and cross the state line from Washington into Oregon, continuing on to the quaint town of Seaside. Enjoy dinner at one of the small, friendly restaurants and maybe take a leisurely stroll along the ocean front boardwalk or the powder white beach.

Hotel: Shilo Inn Oceanfront

DAY 6 – Coos Bay

Driving distance: 216 miles/347 km

With stunning coastal views on one side and beautiful landscapes including Siuslaw National Forest on the other, today’s drive is one of scenic splendour. You may wish to stop at some of the towns and villages you pass along the way before arriving in Coos Bay.

Hotel: Red Lion Coos Bay

DAYS 7 & 8 – Grants Pass

Driving distance: 217 miles/349 km

This morning you may choose to continue your journey along the Oregon coastline and cross the state border into California, where you will be surrounded by the majestic Redswoods at Redwood National Park. Alternatively you could head east, directly to Grants Pass, where this evening is spent. The next morning, we suggest you make an early start to make the most of your day in Crater Lake National Park, situated at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Here discover the abundantly forested area, natural lakes and snow-capped mountains, all rich with wildlife.

Hotel: Weasku Inn

DAY 9 – Bend

Driving distance: 192 miles/309 km

A short drive today allows plenty of opportunity to stop and explore the magnificent, awe-inspiring scenery of the National Forest areas in central Oregon. Bend is an outdoor recreational playground with plenty of sightseeing as well as great local restaurants and bars.

Hotel: The Oxford Hotel

DAYS 10 & 11 – Portland

Driving distance: 169 miles/272 km

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. The choice is fabulous and varied.

Hotel: Hilton Monaco Portland

DAYS 12 & 13 – Mt Rainier National Park

Driving distance: 175 miles/282 km

On the way to Mt Rainier we recommend a fascinating detour to Mount St Helens, whose peak was ripped off by a powerful explosion just two decades ago, and now serves as a striking landmark in the Pacific Northwest. The following day is free to relax in the photogenic surroundings of Mt Rainier National Park.

Hotel: Paradise Inn

DAY 14 – Seattle

Driving distance: 87 miles/140 km

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

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Seattle

DAY 15 – Journey Home

Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before making your way back to Seattle Airport where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

From £1999

per person, inclusive of scheduled flights, airport taxes, accommodation and AlamoGold compact 2 door car rental. National Park entrance fees are not included.

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