22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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22 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + bus:  5​h
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Kerry Park. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder website

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, then experience rural life at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Island Studio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip planner

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum

3
days
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Olympic Peninsula. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park visit site

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

3
days
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 Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Escape the urban bustle at Smith Rock State Park and Deschutes National Forest. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument and tour the pleasant surroundings at Drake Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bend day trip tool

Do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Bend in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport.

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
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

3
days
Newport

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Step out of Newport with an excursion to Heceta Head Lighthouse in Florence--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and stop by The Chocolate Frog.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary builder site

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in October since evenings lows in Newport dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Heceta Head Lighthouse, The Chocolate Frog, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Astoria Column. Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Ecola State Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and stroll through Manzanita Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip planning app

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
days
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Hood and Silver Falls State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Pittock Mansion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Winter's Hill Estate Vineyard & Winery (in Dayton), Silverton (The Gordon House & Oregon Garden) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland online road trip planner

You can take a bus from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silverton, Winter's Hill Estate Vineyard & Winery, Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Silver Falls State Park
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

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