11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redmond
— 1 night
Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Rochester

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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Bellevue Square, and then stroll through Snoqualmie Falls.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker.

Rochester to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rochester to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sol Duc Falls and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Olympic National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Astoria

— 3 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Flavel House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Haystack Rock, &more).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Astoria trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Newport

— 3 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City) and Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mike Miller Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Astoria to Newport in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Redmond

— 1 night
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Redmond day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Redmond in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Redmond when traveling from Newport in October, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redmond

Nature · Parks
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