USA Road Trip: Pacific Northwest

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Seattle to San Francisco

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Now's the time to explore the United States on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Natural wonders? Check. Vibey cities? Check. This short and snappy seven-day road trip gets you in and out of the Pacific Northwest the best (and most efficient) way we know how. Spot black bears and bobcats in Mt Rainier National Park, get weird in Portland, and take selfies on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. This trip might fly by but you'll have the pics to prove it happened.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Portland
  • Mt Rainier NP Visit
  • Crater Lake NP Visit
  • Redwood NP Visit
  • Golden Gate Bridge Visit
  • Free time in Portland, Bend, and San Francisco
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See the snow-capped active volcano of mt rainier
  • Explore portland's funky arts and dining scene
  • Marvel at the giant trees of redwood national park
  • Enjoy the seaside beauty of san francisco

Itinerary

Seattle Arrive at any time. Welcome to Seattle! Spend your first night out on the town with your CEO and group as you explore this free-spirited Pacific Northwest city. From mini golf to gum walls, and made-up games there’s plenty to choose from. So grab your fellow adventurers and get ready to make some memories.
Seattle/Mount Rainier National Park No trip to Washington is quite complete without a visit to Mt Rainier National Park. Zoom here with your travel tribe from Seattle and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Then it’s time to get some hiking done amidst the snowy mountain peaks. Keep your eyes peeled from some of the diverse wildlife that calls this place home. As the light begins to fade and your feet feel heavier from all of that exploring the group will head just outside the park to camp under the stars.
Mount Rainier National Park/Portland Let’s get weird in Portland! Being one of the most popular cities to visit on the West Coast north of California Portland is artsy, funky, full of great food/drink options and not to mention extremely easy to fall in love with. Between the lush green forest, mountains shrouded in mist, and endless craft breweries sprinkled all over the city, you’ll have no problem finding a creative way to get to know this wacky place.
Portland/Bend It’s time to leave the bizarre behind as you make your way to Bend, Oregon, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the U.S. Arrive just in time to find yourself the perfect place to eat lunch. Then grab your buddies and explore town a bit. Maybe you’ll head to another craft brewery, or maybe you’ll try kayaking and canoeing through the beautiful water of Cascade lake. Or even better? Maybe you’ll do both!
Bend/Redwood National Park Rise and shine and hit the road early to take full advantage of the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Grab some selfies or just sit and stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth. Afterwards, head further south to California and Redwood National Park—home to the tallest trees in the world. Spend the evening gazing up at these gigantic coastal redwoods. To get a true sense of the enormity of these trees, try taking a picture of you hugging one of them.
Redwood National Park Wake up to the sounds of the forest before going on a morning hike through these old mystical trees. Don’t worry, it's not all about the redwoods, even though they are really something. After craning your neck for hours you’ll be excited for a chance to look down as you head to the rocky California coast, to enjoy tide pooling and small beach communities as you continue towards San Francisco.
Redwood National Park/San Francisco Catch yourself daydreaming as you cruise along the coast and then watch as vineyards pass by in California's famous wine region en route to San Francisco. Scoot over to the city on the Golden Gate Bridge and stop for pictures at this iconic site. We’re thinking group selfie? It might be one of the last ones on this trip as your tour ends on arrival.
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