Time Zone: GMT – 7
Flight time from UK: 9 hours 35 minutes
The Pacific Northwest envelopes the states of Washington and Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountains and Canadian Coast Mountains.
During summer you can expect weather to be pleasant but with the potential to change fast as several of the regions you visit will be mountainous and at higher elevations. The winter and spring months are particularly beautiful where cold, crisp days with a glistening snow are common place.
Best time to visit
The best time of year to visit the Pacific Northwest is May – October. The weather is pleasant and you will avoid the rainier winter months. Spring is a beautiful time to visit, but you may still see some rain.
Washington and Oregon offers a beautiful coastline which has a number of wonderful stops to accompany it such as the San Juan Islands, Hood Canal, Rockaway Beach, Cannon Beach and much more.
There are four national parks in the Pacific Northwest region: Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park and Rainier National Park in Washington.
The Pacific Northwest is able to boast two world-class cities in Portland and Seattle. Seattle has a wonderful music scene and is very vibrant whereas Portland is more relaxed but brimming with creativity and outdoor markets