This 17 day road trip included a 3 day kayak trip in the San Juan islands. Other highlights included wine tasting in the Willamette Valley, hiking in Olympic National Park, exploring Vancouver Island’s rocking west coast and Butchart Gardens, and sightseeing in Vancouver and Seattle.
Willamette Valley, OR – 2 nights
Wine Tasting in Willamette Valley, OR
Oregon’s best know wine region focuses on Pinot Noir and white wines that do well in the cooler rolling hills of the Willamette Valley.
Portland, OR – 2 nights
Olympic National Park, WA – 2 nights
Lake Quinault, Olympic National Park, WA
Located near the southern entrance of Olympic National Park where giant maple trees clad in moss arch over the road that encircles the lake.
Hike at Ozette Lake, Olympic National Park, WA
A triangle route that passes through forest to a tidal flat with hoodoos in the distance.
Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, WA
Located on the north edge of the park the area offers trails through old growth forests and lake vistas.
Port Townsend, WA – 1 night
Kayaking the San Juan Islands, WA – 2 nights
A guided trip with San Juan Island Outfitters makes exploring the region by kayak easy.
Friday Harbor, WA – 2 nights
Sleeping and Dining in Friday Harbor, WA
Picturesque Friday Harbor makes a great base to organize before a kayaking trip, unwind afterwards or both.
Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC – 2 nights
Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC
Lush, green with a variety of flowering plants this garden is truly a stunner.
Port Renfrew and the Pacific Marine Circle Route, Vancouver Island, BC
This route gives you a taste of the rocking west coast of the island.
Vancouver, BC – 2 nights
What to See in Vancouver, BC
Vancouver’s sights span peak vistas, beautiful parks and gardens, quaint neighborhoods and towering sky scrapers.
Seattle, WA – 2 nights
Sights of Seattle, WA
Chihuly Garden and Glass was one of my favorite destinations of the trip.