At the International Rose Test Garden, view more than 10,000 roses, especially in May and June during the Portland Rose Festival, then take a tour of elaborate Pittock Mansion, former home of the festival’s founder
Explore Olympic National Park, a diverse park spanning many ecosystems, including the glaciated peaks of the Olympic Mountains, ancient rainforests and the shores of Lake Crescent and the Pacific Ocean
See the panoramic views from the top of the Space Needle, marvel at the glass sculptures at Chihuly Garden and Glass and explore the Frank O. Gehry-designed Museum of Pop Culture, all within walking distance of each other
Head to the Siskiyou Mountains and Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, where you’ll explore the caves, known as the ‘Marble Halls of Oregon’
Follow the ever-changing Oregon Coastal Highway, exploring quaint towns and seascapes, before entering the Willamette Valley, considered Oregon’s Wine Country, known worldwide for its pinot noir
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive includes:
- Return flights from the UK
- Car Hire - Compact Car with GPS
- Compact Car with Gold Cover - Unlimited mileage, Full tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), $1 million liability coverage, Zero excess in the USA
- 2 nights accommodation in Portland
- 1 night accommodation in Astoria
- 1 night accommodation in Port Angeles
- 1 night accommodation in Seattle
- 1 night accommodation in Ashford
- 1 night accommodation in Welches
- 1 night accommodation in Grants Pass
- 1 night accommodation in Coos Bay
Day 1 - Portland
Pick-up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Residents boast, ‘It’s hard not to eat local in Portland’. The city’s culinary scene is known for its originality, evident in the number of homegrown craft breweries, food carts grouped around town for easy sampling, and many restaurants and cafes specializing in locally sourced produce. You’ll find food vendors at the open-air Portland Saturday Market, too, along with live music and local crafts people selling unique items. Dinner at Olympic Provisions Restaurant is a must to experience its cured meats and sausages. At the International Rose Test Garden, view more than 10,000 roses, especially in May and June during the Portland Rose Festival, then take a tour of elaborate Pittock Mansion, former home of the festival’s founder.
Day 2 - Portland to Astoria
Harken to the early 1800s, when explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led an expedition that ended in the Pacific Northwest. At Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, visit 12 sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. As you imagine what life might have been like then for them and the Native Americans they met, follow trails through forests and wetlands, along the river and by the beach.
Best Western Astoria
Day 3 - Astoria to Olympic National Park
Today explore Olympic National Park, a diverse park spanning many ecosystems, including the glaciated peaks of the Olympic Mountains, ancient rainforests and the shores of Lake Crescent and the Pacific Ocean. The park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and a definite multi-night destination for climbing, hiking, skiing and sightseeing.
Lake Crescent Lodge
Day 4 - Olympic National Park to Seattle
Follow the breathtaking coastline to Seattle, Washington, where there’s no better introduction to this lively city than Pike Place Market, a historic bazaar known for its amazing array of goods, including handmade crafts and colourful produce, and the famous fish mongers tossing fresh catches to their customers. Seattle’s Chinatown is legendary for Asian food, grocery stores and attractions. See the panoramic views from the top of the Space Needle, marvel at the glass sculptures at Chihuly Garden and Glass and explore the Frank O. Gehry designed Museum of Pop Culture, all within walking distance of each other. Stroll to the nearby waterfront to see the Olympic Sculpture Park. Harbour cruises are a fantastic way to get picture-perfect views of the city, mountains and bay.
Warwick Seattle Hotel
Day 5 - Seattle to Mount Rainier
Leave Seattle and travel southeast to the gateway to Mount Rainier National Park. With its summit over 14,400 feet above sea level, the dominant feature of this park is the frozen peak of Mount Rainier, an active volcano. The valleys, meadows and rivers surrounding the base of this peak are strewn with wildflowers and home to many species of wildlife.
Day 6 - Mount Rainier to Mount Hood
Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Cascade Range is home to Mount St. Helens National Historic Monument and Mount St. Helens (or Louwala-Clough to native people), an active volcano that last erupted in 1980 and is known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows. Continue along the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail to Mount Hood (Wy’east to the Multnomah tribe) and another active volcano. With its year-round snow-capped peak and 12 glaciers, Mount Hood is home to six ski resorts and surrounded by crystal-clear lakes, forests and wildflower meadows.
Resort at the Mountain
Day 7 - Mount Hood to Crater Lake
At Oregon’s southern end of the Cascade Range and the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail is Crater Lake National Park, home to Crater Lake. Formed by a volcanic eruption, and the collapse of the volcano more than 7,000 years ago, the lake is the deepest in the USA and one of the deepest in the world.
Best Western Grants Pass
Day 8 - Crater Lake to Coos Bay
Head to the Siskiyou Mountains and Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, where you’ll explore the caves, known as the ‘Marble Halls of Oregon’. Inside the chilly caves - 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) - that formed as rainwater from forests eroded the marble below, learn about the geology and see fossils, spectacular formations and bats. From the caves, return to the breathtaking Oregon Coast and the Pacific Ocean.
Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay
Day 9 - Coos Bay to Portland
Follow the ever-changing Oregon Coastal Highway, exploring quaint towns and seascapes, before entering the Willamette Valley, considered Oregon’s Wine Country, known worldwide for its pinot noir. More than 300 wineries operate in the region, and this is a perfect place to stop on your way back to Portland for some wine tasting and lunch. Look for wineries with on-site restaurants.
Day 10 -
Return your rental car prior to your departure flight.
Jupiter Hotel, Portland
All are welcome. Many have come. With 148 rooms combined, Jupiter Hotel and Jupiter NEXT offer a vibrant glimpse into Portland’s unique arts and music culture.
Best Western Astoria
You can find all of the modern amenities that you need for the perfect hotel stay when you stay here. The hotel rooms feature modern design choices, comfortable furnishings, and all of the comforts of home. Relax with your in-room flat screen TV with cable programming, free high-speed wireless Internet connections, 24-hour front desk, and much more.
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles
Historic Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington was built in 1915 and is an ideal base camp for enjoying Olympic National Park, while experiencing the charm of a turn-of-the-century resort.
Warwick Hotel Seattle
Located just a 7 minutes' walk from the famous Pike Place Market, this 18-storey hotel features an on-site restaurant. An indoor pool and whirlpool is also provided. A full continental breakfast is served daily.
Nisqually Lodge, Ashford
Stay in rustic splendour just minutes from Mt. Rainier National Park and enjoy a free HOT continental breakfast before getting on with your day.
This is the starting place for your next high country adventure.
Resort at the Mountain, Welches
Come experience the grandeur of Oregon high country at The Mt. Hood Oregon Resort. Tucked among the lush evergreen forests, majestic mountains and exhilarating waterfalls and waterways of the Willamette Valley, “Mt. Hood’s Premier Resort Destination” offers a seamless blend of modern luxury and casual comfort.
Best Western Grants Pass
Southern Oregon is known for some of the best rafting, kayaking, hiking and outdoor adventure in the northwest,
which is why the Best Western Grants Pass hotel caters to families and adventure seekers.
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Balloons over Grants Pass
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Portland
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Crater Lake
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Astoria
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Coos Bay
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Seattle
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Port Angeles countryside
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park
Volcanic Peaks to Sparkling Shores Self Drive - Welches countryside
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