13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest tour planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 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
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Columbia River Highway and Northwest (Nob Hill). Do some cultural sightseeing at Cellar Door Wine Tours and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planning app.

Walla Walla to Portland is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Walla Walla in June: highs in Portland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, then explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, then take a peaceful walk through Ramona Falls Trail, and finally relax in the rural setting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Timberline Lodge, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lightship Columbia. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

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You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Astoria in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Timberline Lodge, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 (Sun): kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge.

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Explore your travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to American Camp.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Seattle

— 3 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.
Head to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Marketfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. Step out of Seattle to go to Mount Rainier National Park and see Discover Nature, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, make a trip to Pioneer Square, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Side Trips

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