7 days in Pacific Grove & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

7 days in Pacific Grove & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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7 days in Pacific Grove & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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nights
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Breakwater. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pacific Grove trip itinerary tool .

Chicago to Pacific Grove is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Pacific Grove. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Pacific Grove hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel River State Beach, Breakwater
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, and then kick back and relax at Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Pacific Grove to Newport in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, subway, flight, and bus; or drive. In September, Newport is little chillier than Pacific Grove - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Alderhouse Glass Blowers
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Astoria driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Astoria, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Fort Stevens State Park ©
Fort Stevens State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey planner.

Traveling by car from Astoria to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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