Coastal And Quaint
Origination: Seattle, Wash.
Destination: Eugene, Oregon
Total Miles (One-way): 506 miles
Perfect for: Outdoor lovers, hikers.
Best time to go: July.
Weather: Pleasantly warm, with only occasion 90-degree days.
A road trip from Seattle to Eugene offers plenty of lush, green scenery and, on clear days, great views of majestic northwest peaks. In Washington, this itinerary takes you to an observatory for the Mount St. Helens eruption zone and, in Oregon, near a stretch of ocean beaches.
Weather-wise: Temperatures can occasionally spike in the 90s but in summer, temperatures in the low 70s to the mid-80s are the Pacific Northwest norm. Best month for this trip: July.