From Seattle to San Fran, experience the highlights of the Pacific Northwest including a unique food, beer and wine scene, national parks and stunning wildernesses.
Explore the Pacific Northwest on this 12-day trip travelling from Seattle to San Fran. With glacier-capped mountains and old-growth forests, both Olympic and Mt. Rainier National Parks will be long remembered, as will progressive Portland in all its quirky, hipster glory. Tread the trails through the world’s tallest trees in Redwood National Park, hike the rim of the US’s deepest lake and finish in cosmopolitan San Francisco to cap off a journey made for outdoorsy types and food enthusiasts.
Explore the incredible forests, mountains and rivers of Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks
Get your weird on in Portland and treat yourself to world-class food and delicious microbrews
Walk among the world's oldest, tallest trees in Redwood National Park, California
Emerge from dense conifer forest onto high sand dunes and take in views of the Pacific Ocean at the terminus of the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail
See the shimmering waters of the deepest lake in the USA with a hike around the southwestern edge of the ancient Crater Lake
End a day of spelunking in Oregon Caves National Monument with a sunset over Crescent Beach
The regions visited on this trip can experience extremes in weather and temperature. Please be prepared for all weather conditions, especially if travelling outside of the July/August summer months. Bring layers of warm clothing and sun protection and ensure you drink plenty of water.
The USA is a big country. Distances between destinations may be longer than what you're used to, especially if you're coming from Europe. There are some long days of driving, so expect to spend a lot of time in the van. Conditions can feel a little cramped, but the passing scenery and your new friends in the van will keep you occupied.
Some travellers have reported feeling unsafe in San Francisco due to the large number of homeless people. Unfortunately homelessness is a fact of life in San Francisco and the problem is widespread throughout the city. It is very likely that you will see homeless people on the street during your time in the city, and while it can appear intimidating, they are mostly harmless.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip.