13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel route planner

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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally pick up some local products at Esther Short Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland holiday builder tool.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Side Trips

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Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Do your shopping at Lincoln City Glass Center and Newport Candy Shoppe. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heceta Head Lighthouse and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Prehistoric (in Lincoln City). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Nye Beach, trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip site.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in Newport reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Astoria

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Astoria trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Astoria are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ruby Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sol Duc Falls and then stroll through Rialto Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Astoria to Olympic National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with WaterWorks Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and finally don't miss a visit to English Camp. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with San Juan Safaris and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Friday Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then stroll around Kerry Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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