Northwest Inn-Sider Self Drive Holiday

  • Friday Harbor
  • Whidbey Island
  • Port Townsend
  • Cannon Beach
  • Portland
  • Eugene
  • Ashland
  • Eureka
  • Sonoma
  • 13 nights from
  • £3,105 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-1002

Holiday Overview

Northwest Inn-Sider - a great Western USA Self Drive Holiday


Take this spectacular self-drive from Seattle in the state of Washington to San Francisco, California. Your drive will weave southwards, hugging the Pacific coastline, and drifting inland to see some of America's lesser known national parks . Your trip will also include the picturesque San Juan Islands in the furthest reaches of the north-west Washington. 

Start: Seattle 

Finish: San Francisco

US states you will visit: Washington, Oregon & California

Highlights of this trip are:

- Whale watching in San Juan Islands

- Enjoy varied amount of outdoor pursuits, including; horseback riding, zip lining, or farm-to-table restaurants in Whidbey Island

- Visiting Cannon Beach, home to 'Haystack Rock' which has been named as " one of the world's 100 more beautiful places"

- Sampling a beer, or two, in one of the 40 microbreweries in the city of Portland. 

- Visiting 'Crater Lake National Park' on your way from Eugene to Ashland. You will find stunning, and incredibly large, Redwood Trees that will dwarf many trees around it. 

Northwest Inn-Sider Self Drive Holiday includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • Information Packet at your hotel upon arrival
  • 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
  • Ticket for classic Whale Watch/Wildlife Tour
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation Friday Harbor
  • 2 nights accommodation Whidbey Island
  • 1 night accommodation Port Townsend
  • 1 night accommodation Cannon Beach
  • 2 nights accommodation in Portland
  • 1 night accommodation Eugene
  • 1 night accommodation in Ashland
  • 1 night accommodation Eureka
  • 2 nights accommodation Sonoma

Day 1 - Arrive in Seattle—Friday Harbor (117mi/188km)

Arrive in Seattle and drive to Anacorte to take the ferry to Friday Harbor. 

Featured accommodation

Tucker House Inn


Day 2 - Friday Harbour / San Juan Island

Take a whale watch incl. In the afternoon stroll the island’s galleries, antique shops and boutiques. or travel to historic Roche Harbor. 

Featured accommodation

Tucker House Inn


Day 3 - Friday Harbor—Whidbey Island (70mi/112km)

Discover some of the 100 miles of hiking and biking trails and beautiful, sandy beaches. 

Featured accommodation

Fort Casey Inn


Day 4 - Whidbey Island

Enjoy the many outdoor activities; horseback riding, zip lining, sea tours, whale watching, visit farmer’s markets, enjoy farm-to-table restaurants and more. 

Featured accommodation

Fort Casey Inn


Day 5 - Whidbey Island - Port Townsend (29mi/47kms)

Stroll the quaint downtown, home to many artists and explore their galleries and boutiques. 

Featured accommodation

Ravenscroft Inn


Day 6 - Port Townsend - Cannon Beach (212mi/341km)

Cannon Beach, famous for Haystack Rock, has been named “one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places”. The picturesque village is filled with galleries, cafes and fine dining. 

Featured accommodation

Surfsand Resort


Day 7 - Cannon Beach—Portland (79mi/127km)

Depart for eco-friendly Portland, Oregon’s largest city, renowned for its rose gardens, microbreweries, and coffee houses. 

Featured accommodation

Hotel deLuxe


Day 8 - Portland

Featured accommodation

Hotel deLuxe


Day 9 - Portland—Eugene (112mi/180km)

Visit the wineries in the Willamette Valley for tours This evening walk the Eugene Ale Trail. Close proximity makes the craft beer tasting rooms an easy pub crawl. 

Featured accommodation

Inn at the 5th


Day 10 - Eugene-Crater Lake - Ashland (247mi/397km)

Visit Crater Lake or go directly to Ashland. Tour Ashland’s historic district, attend a performance of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

Featured accommodation

Lithia Springs Resort


Day 11 - Ashland - Eureka (205mi/330km)

Visit the Redwood forests. Take 10-mile Drury Pkwy to see the largest Redwoods. Travel the coast for expansive ocean views. 

Featured accommodation

Carter House Inns


Day 12 - Eureka-Occidental /Sonoma (222mi/357km)

Continue along the beautiful coast of Northern California stopping to photograph the magnificent vistas. 

Featured accommodation

Inn at Occidental


Day 13 - Accidental / Sonoma

Enjoy tours and tastings at wineries throughout Sonoma and Napa counties, stroll through quaint towns such as Petaluma, Healdsburg, and Bodega Bay.

Featured accommodation

Inn at Occidental


Day 14 - Sonoma - Depart San Francisco (68mi/109km)


Depart from San Francisco Airport or add postnights.

USA Holiday Stopovers

Why not add in the 'Land of Fire and Ice' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.

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