Pacific Northwest – 17-tägige Mietwagenrundreise von Seattle bis San Francisco

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Day 1: Seattle / Arrival

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Day 2: Seattle

Spend the day exploring the marvelous metropolis on the Puget Sound, surrounded by wonderful landscape, modern architecture and a relaxed flair to delight every visitor. It is also known as the „Emerald City“ because of its rain, mist and many parks. Enjoy the Historic District, a visit to Pike Street Market on the waterfront or take in great views from the Space Needle.

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Day 3: Seattle – Port Angeles

Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and go on to Port Angeles from there. You have the entire day to enjoy the outdoor paradise of the Olympic Peninsula. If you like surfing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, sailing or fishing you will find it here. If you prefer a cozy, quiet day, you will enjoy the maritime atmosphere in the nice restaurants and shops. Apx. 130 km / 81 mi

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Day 4: Port Angeles – Olympic NP

Today you are driving to the Olympic National Park, where an American rainforest awaits you. Mighty forests covered with moss and creepers, a wild Pacific Coastline and untouched nature make up the beauty of this National Park. Apx. 200 km / 124 mi

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Day 5: Olympic NP – Mt. Rainier NP – Yakima

Mount Rainier, a 14,411-foot (4,392 m) stratovolcano with its glaciated peak, is the main attraction of Mt. Rainier National Park. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano and an ancient forest covers Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. An abundance of hiking trails offering hours upon hours of discovery. This is a great day for a picnic surrounded by nature. Apx. 425 km / 265 mi

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Day 6: Yakima – The Dalles

On your way to The Dalles you can stop at the Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center and then continue on along the Columbia River. You will have ample opportunities to stop at one of the many wineries for a tasting or you can visit the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum once you arrive in The Dalles. Apx. 165 km / 103 mi

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Day 7: The Dalles – Portland

Following the Columbia River again, passing high peaks and beautiful waterfalls such as the Multnomah Falls, you commence your drive to Portland – the City of Roses. Take a stroll along the Old Bayfront with its historic houses, excellent cuisine and award-winning Oregon wines. Apx. 140 km / 88 mi

Day 8: Portland

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Portland features a large selection of food carts (the city has more than 600) and has been declared “home to the world’s best street food”. Downtown Portland offers easy access to great restaurants, parks and tax-free shopping. Visit Nob Hill, a neighborhood that’s ideal for leisurely strolls, while the adjoining Forest Park was made for hikes.

Day 9: Portland – Seaside

Seaside is known for spectacular ocean views, miles of public beach, outdoor activities, year- round events and excellent shopping, unforgettable dining and its 1.5-mile long oceanfront Promenade. Apx. 130 km / 79 mi

Day 10: Seaside – Newport

Today enjoy your drive along the beautiful Oregon Coast to reach Newport. Aprx. 190 km / 115 mi

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Day 11: Newport – Medford

On the way to Medford you will have the opportunity to visit the giant sand dunes in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Apx. 390 km / 242 mi

Day 12: Medford – Crater Lake NP – Medford

Today you should get an early start as you have a long route to cover. Your first destination will be Crater Lake National Park, which is the fifth oldest National Park in the United States. Take in the deep blue lake and surrounding cliffs. After your break continue on to Klamath Falls. Apx. 283 km / 177 mi

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Day 13: Medford – Eureka

You are headed back to the coast over the Grants Pass. Just after Crescent City you will be lead through the Redwood National Park and its awe-inspiring tall trees, then back to the coast to Eureka. Eureka is located at the Humboldt Bay, which is the most important harbor between the Columbia River and San Francisco. Apx. 310 km / 195 mi

Day 14: Eureka – Sonoma

Another long leg in your journey today will take you through more Redwoods to Sonoma. Along your way you can stop at Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his famous movie “The Birds”. Apx. 440 km / 275 mi

Day 15: Sonoma – San Francisco

On your way to San Francisco you will pass through one of the most famous wine countries in the U.S. Stop for lunch in Sonoma, where you can visit winetasting rooms as well as exquisite cheese-makers. Apx. 90 km / 60 mi

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Day 16: San Francisco

Enjoy your day in the „Golden City“. San Francisco has much to offer. Visit Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Hop on a

cable car or take the 49-Mile Scenic Drive that will take you passed Union Square, Nob Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge and other famous sights.

Day 17: San Francisco / Departure

Your trip ends with the rental car return and flight back home.

Enthaltene Leistungen:

  • 17 day tour / 16 nights
  • Standard Accommodation
  • Up to 2 children under 12 years stay free when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Road book
  • All taxes and fees

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