11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Portland Timbers and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Plan trip to Portland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Singapore, Singapore to Portland is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Portland is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for little chillier days in Portland, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Wildwood Recreation Site, then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls, and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Timberline Lodge road trip tool .

Drive from Portland to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. July in Timberline Lodge sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Winter Sports Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildwood Recreation Site, Little Zigzag Falls
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip planner.

Getting from Timberline Lodge to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Timberline Lodge, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Astoria, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm, identify plant and animal life at Tumwater Falls Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tolmie State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympia route planning app .

You can drive from Astoria to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in July, you will find days in Olympia are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
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Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm ©
Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Friday Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Olympia in July, expect nights in Friday Harbor to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

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

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in July, with lows around 18°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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