11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip itinerary planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Newport
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Bend
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Snoqualmie Falls. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

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Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Comet Falls, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, then head outdoors with Reflection Lakes, and finally stroll through Box Canyon Loop. Keep things going the next day: hike along Nisqually Vista Loop, explore the activities along Nisqually River, then trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Astoria

— 1 night

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Heritage Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, then make a trip to Goonies House, and finally trek along Cathedral Tree Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Astoria day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Astoria with the Route module. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Astoria, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Step out of the city life by going to Lacamas Park Trail and Camassia Natural Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Lake Regional Park and Oregon Diving Association. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal, approximately Washougal away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Fanno Creek Greenway Trail, appreciate the history behind Oregon Holocaust Memorial, hike along Waterfront Renaissance Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip website.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in June: highs in Portland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Newport is little chillier than Portland - with highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F. You'll set off for Bend on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
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Bend

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): wander the streets of City of Sisters, then see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory, then learn more about the world around you at Sunriver Nature Center, and finally play a few rounds at Sunriver Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): hike along Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, explore the landscape on two wheels at Deschutes River Trail, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally walk around Drake Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bend online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Newport in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bend, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

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