22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Roseburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grants Pass
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Bandon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Bainbridge Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
Charlotte

3
days
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Washougal) and Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve (in Hillsboro). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, admire all the interesting features of Portland State University, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

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Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Charlotte to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in May, with highs in Portland at 70°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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You can drive from Portland to Underwood in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Underwood, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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1
day
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by The Buzz on Broadway, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

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Traveling by car from Underwood to Astoria takes 3 hours. Traveling from Underwood in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Astoria, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Buzz on Broadway
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

1
day
Newport

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Edge Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

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You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Roseburg.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Edge Gallery, Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
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1
day
Roseburg

Roseburg
Roseburg is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Safari, and finally do a tasting at Girardet Vineyards & Winery.

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You can drive from Newport to Roseburg in 3 hours. When traveling from Newport in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Roseburg, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grants Pass.

Things to do in Roseburg

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Wildlife Safari
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Becker Vineyard
Becker Vineyard
Wildlife Safari ©
Wildlife Safari
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards ©
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards

1
day
Grants Pass

Grants Pass
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at The English Lavender Farm, then view the masterpieces at Glass Forge Gallery & Studio LLC, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center.

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You can drive from Roseburg to Grants Pass in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roseburg in May: high temperatures in Grants Pass hover around 60°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The English Lavender Farm
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2
days
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, look for gifts at Langlois Market, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

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Traveling by car from Grants Pass to Bandon takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grants Pass in May, Bandon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Bandon

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Langlois Market, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari
Coquille River Lighthouse
Coquille River Lighthouse

few
hours
Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and the name of the island in Puget Sound on which the city is situated. For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bainbridge Island trip itinerary maker website

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bandon to Bainbridge Island. May in Bainbridge Island sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Wildlife Parks
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Bloedel Reserve
Bloedel Reserve

2
days
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Island Studio, and then admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

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Traveling by car from Bainbridge Island to Friday Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bainbridge Island in May, Friday Harbor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

5
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, make a trip to Space Needle, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio.

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Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Shopping

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Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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