238
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Port Townsend trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Port Townsend

Trip Planner USA  /  Washington State  /  Port Townsend
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,113 at the 2010 census, an increase of 9.3% over the 2000 census. It is the county seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County. In addition to its natural scenery at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, the city is also known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boatbuilders and related industries and crafts. The Port Townsend Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.HistoryThe bay was originally named "Port Townshend" by Captain George Vancouver (for his friend the Marquis of Townshend) in 1792. It was immediately recognized as a good safe harbor, although strong south winds and poor holding ground often make small-craft anchorage problematic off the town's waterfront.The official European-American settlement of the city of the same name took place on April 24, 1851. American Indian tribes located in what is now Jefferson County in the mid-19th century included the Chimakum (or Chemakum), Hoh (a group of the Quileute), Klallam (or Clallam), Quinault, and Twana (the Kilcid band — Anglicized: Quilcene).
Port Townsend is in Washington (WA). To personalize your trip to Port Townsend, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States tour itinerary planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Port Townsend

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Port Townsend

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Port Townsend

15 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington State & Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Port Townsend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans