13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eastsound, Orcas Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 1 night

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Portland — 1 night

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 24th (Sun), walk around Laurelhurst Park, then stroll through Cooper Mountain Nature Park, then walk around Cook Park, and finally take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder site.

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roads End State Recreation Site and Don & Ann Davis Park. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Lincoln City (Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift & Mossy Creek Pottery). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site, appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, get a dose of the wild on Marine Discovery Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

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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. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for much colder days in Newport, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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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 28th (Thu): cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls and then hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

Make your Olympic National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newport to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Newport in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.
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Port Townsend — 2 nights

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. On the 30th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at EarthenWorks Gallery, explore the world behind art at Northwind Arts Center, and then make a trip to The Starrett House Inn. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Rothschild House and then ride a horse along Larry Scott Memorial Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Townsend trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eastsound.
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Eastsound, Orcas Island — 2 nights

Eastsound is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.Eastsound is the largest population center on Orcas Island, the second-most populated and physically largest of the San Juan Islands. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Darvill's Bookstore, then sample the tasty concoctions at Island Hoppin' Brewery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jones Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Reef Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Eastsound travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Eastsound in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eastsound are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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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 3rd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then explore the activities along Lake Washington. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Skansie Brothers Park, trek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Owen Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Eastsound to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Eastsound in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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San Juan Islands travel guide

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Experience island living Pacific Northwest-style by visiting the San Juan Islands. Of the 176 named islands here, Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan are the three that cater to visitors. Orca whales roam the waters from April to September, and rolling farmland inland gives way to small coastal towns filled with art galleries and boutiques. The islands' small mountains offer vistas over the water to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountain range. The island region offers prime sea kayaking, biking tours, birding, and saltwater fishing. The populated isles attract a lot of summer tourism but remain quiet the remainder of the year.
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