11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest trip planner
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Seattle — 1 night

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 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, then explore the activities along Lake Washington, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint James Cathedral, take a stroll through Queen Anne Hill, and then see majestic marine mammals with Sailing Seattle.

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San Diego to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seattle when traveling from San Diego in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Olympic National Park — 3 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Quinault Rain Forest and Mount Olympus will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Quinault Big Spruce Tree and Staircase Rapids Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Olympic National Park side-trips: Hoodsport Winery (in Hoodsport) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). There's more to do: trek along Murhut Falls and stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Astoria.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Astoria — 2 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Lewis & Clark Salt Works, kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, then see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally get some jogging in at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, then trek along Cathedral Tree Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Goonies House.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Astoria with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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.
Visiting Beverly Beach State Park and Taft Bay will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Roads End State Recreation Site and D River State Recreation Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln City (Lincoln City Cultural Center, Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area and look for all kinds of wild species at Marine Discovery Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport travel planner.

Getting from Astoria to Newport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Astoria, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bend.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Bend — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Wed), hike along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake, then learn the secrets of beer at Bend Ale Trail, and then go for a walk through Deschutes River Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries