Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Total Solar Eclipse

August 17 - 26, 2017

Journeying down the Pacific Northwest coast, tracing the ragged line of the continent’s western edge, you encounter some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the U.S. From the forested shores of Washington, to Oregon’s rugged coastal mountains, to the cliff-lined coves of northern California, there’s a whole world of untamed beauty here. And as the highway winds past pristine beaches and through streamers of spray from giant breakers, the only added touch you could possibly wish for would be to see something equally breathtaking in the skies overhead.

TravelQuest has the answer. In the summer of 2017, join us for a unique odyssey along America’s Pacific coast, stopping to explore three landmark cities: Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. And then experience the first North American total solar eclipse in nearly four decades – the first visible from the contiguous states since 1979.

After a rendezvous in Seattle, we travel southward, exploring Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge en route to Bend, Oregon. And then on eclipse day – Monday, August 21, 2017 – we head out in the morning to our specially selected site and experience 2 minutes and 2 seconds of totality with some of the best viewing prospects along the entire continental track.

It’s the crowning moment in a journey that weaves together three dynamic cities with a whole array of natural wonders, from Crater Lake to California’s redwood forests – and, of course, an unforgettable experience in the Moon’s shadow. 


  • Enjoy two nights each in Portland, Bend, and San Francisco.
  • Experience the spectacle of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 – the first in North America in nearly four decades.
  • Explore historic Pike Place Market in Seattle and nearby Mount St. Helens volcano.
  • From Portland, travel inland along the rugged Columbia River Gorge.
  • Discover two justly renowned national parks: Crater Lake and Redwood.
  • And cross the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco to enjoy all that this great city has on offer.

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