8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

8 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Step out of the city life by going to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Yachats (Devil's Churn & Yachats coastline). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, explore the striking landscape of Mike Miller Park, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Newport to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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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 14th (Tue): stroll through Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, then examine the collection at Flavel House Museum, then trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, and finally take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Astoria day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Astoria are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning website.

Getting from Astoria to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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