7 days in Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

7 days in Oregon & Seattle Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 day
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Florence
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland — 1 day

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Portland is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in January; daily highs in Portland reach 46°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.
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Astoria — 2 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Clatsop National Memorial and then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 1 night

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 6th (Fri): stroll through Nye Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Newport sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 7th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Oregon Coast.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Alpental Ski Area, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route planner.

Getting from Florence to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Florence in January, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Oregon travel guide

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A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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