17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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17 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Whitehorse
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
McMinnville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Whitehorse

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation planner .

Whitehorse, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Seattle is a bit warmer than Whitehorse - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm and then immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In July, Friday Harbor is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toAstoria.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Olga
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Don Nisbett Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ecola State Park and Flavel House Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, look for gifts at Astoria Sunday Market, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Friday Harbor to Astoria takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Friday Harbor in July, Astoria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Don Nisbett Art Gallery
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Astoria in July: highs in Newport hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Backstreet Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary site .

Getting from Newport to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Florence

#Tours, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors
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Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Backstreet Gallery ©
Backstreet Gallery

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like High Desert Museum and Smith Rock State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to McMinnville.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave

2
nights
McMinnville

McMinnville ©
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Meares Lighthouse. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then do a tasting at R Stuart & Co..

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the McMinnville trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bend to McMinnville in 3.5 hours. In July in McMinnville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McMinnville

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tillamook, Portland, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
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Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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