9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

9 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and then get outside with Portland Timbers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oneonta Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland route planner.

Detroit to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Portland is minus 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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 25th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally trek along Mike Miller Park. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Newport online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 3 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 May; daily highs in Newport reach 58°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Astoria

Astoria ©

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 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Astoria visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Astoria are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Monument
Astoria Column
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State Park
Hug Point State Park
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State Park
Ecola State Park
4.8

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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 29th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip app.

Getting from Astoria to Friday Harbor by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Seattle

Seattle ©

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 30th (Mon), stroll through Snoqualmie Falls, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle route site.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in May since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 52°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Snoqualmie Falls
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Space Needle
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Chihuly Garden and Glass
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