11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pacific Northwest travel route planner
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Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive to Everett, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Oregon Diving Association, take in nature's colorful creations at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then admire the sheer force of Latourell Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder site.

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Portland, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Newport — 1 night

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, get up close to creatures of the deep with Marine Discovery Tours, and then admire the majestic nature at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, stroll through Taft Bay, and then kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in May; daily highs in Newport reach 58°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Astoria.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Astoria — 2 nights

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): work some fitness into your day at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, enjoy the sand and surf at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, and then kick back and relax at Seaside Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Astoria online day trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Astoria, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike and then hike along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4 and then take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Astoria to Olympic National Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Port Townsend — 1 night

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 12th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Soak On The Sound and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Townsend trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In May in Port Townsend, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island — 1 night

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 13th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lavendera Massage, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour of Schooners North.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel planning app.

Getting from Port Townsend to Friday Harbor by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder site.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Friday Harbor in May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Neighborhoods · Shopping
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